Did you enjoy playing with LEGOs or Rubik’s Cubes as a kid? Put your problem solving skills to the test by working with HVAC systems.
This 1-year regional pathway begins to prepare students for the study of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration for residential and light commercial equipment. Students start training to be HVAC technicians in a real world, hands-on lab environment.
Understand the fundamentals of electricity, including AC and DC theory, Ohm’s Law, Electrical Circuits, Electrical Power Generation, Motors, and Transformers.
Demonstrate electrical safety with the use of energized circuits, voltages, and working equipment.
Develop the skills needed for all common heating systems.
Understand the theory and laws governing refrigeration, the operation of refrigeration systems, heat transfer, components, and test equipment.
Discover soldering and brazing methods and materials used in refrigeration service.
Interpret reverse cycle heating and the components and controls of auxiliary heat, C.O.P., installation and maintenance of air-to-air and ground source systems, and includes system wiring and electrical troubleshooting.
High School Credits:
9G41 Basic Electrical Theory (2)
9GH0 Heating Fundamentals (2)
9GH1 Fundamentals of Refrigeration (2)
9GH2 Heat Pumps (2)
Total College Credits: 12
Annual National Average Salary for an HVAC Technician: $40,400