Heating Air conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
HVAC/R prepares students to install, maintain and repair equipment ranging from room air conditioners through central split systems to large complex food or drug storage refrigeration systems.
Topics include: residential, commercial, institutional and industrial HVACR systems. Special skills will include soldering, brazing and piping; use of test equipment, hand and power tools; installation and servicing of electrical, refrigeration, comfort cooling, solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) equipment.
Fundamentals include layout and functional design of components including motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring, harnesses, valves, pumps, coils, piping, condensers, compressors, and defrosting. Student projects will consist of hands-on installation of heating and cooling systems including central and solar energy systems before graduation. Students will have opportunities to sit for Industry-based competency (HVAC Excellence/Employment Ready) and EPA-approved universal certification exams.
Students are able to participate in the Work-Based Activity (WBA) internship program for 144 hours of fieldwork over a six (6) week period. Students attend the WBA four (4) days a week and attend school one (1) day a week. Students may secure their own employer or receive assistance from the Job Placement Specialist. Students who do not wish to participate in the WBA complete an in-class cumulative culminating project similar to the field experience.
Length: 1053 Hours (approximately 10 months)*
*Program length does not include holidays, school closings, etc.