- Refrigeration Mechanic
- Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Sheet Metal Worker Estimator
- Energy Auditor
- Student Outcome Assessment (HVAC Excellence)
- EPA 608 Certification
- NCCER Core
- Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery
- OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
- OSHA 30-hour Certification
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- High School Diploma or GED
- Mathematics: see note above
- Problem-solving / troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Mechanical aptitude
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration 15 months, 1629 hours
This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the industry. The program uses project-based methods and national performance standards to teach students the knowledge and skills needed for a successful future in this field.
Instruction in this course includes the theory and application of the basic principles involved in the conditioning of air, cooling, heating, filtering and controlling of humidity. Students develop skills in assembling and installing tubes and pipes, motors, compressors, control devices, valves and thermostats, and gain an understanding of blueprints and schematics related to equipment and systems.
Students must be able to diagnose equipment malfunctions and be able to read and understand technical reference manuals. Energy management control technology is taught as it relates to domestic, commercial and industrial air systems, heat pumps, forced air conditioning systems and microcomputer systems control.
Graduates of this program have excellent opportunities for entry level employment or pursing an apprenticeship.