PDE Approved Program of Study - CIP Code 47.0201

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is an instructional program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  Instruction includes theory and application of basic principles involved in conditioning of air (cooling and heating); filtering and controlling humidity; operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions, overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs and connections; and repair of electric/electronic and pneumatic control systems.

Students enrolled in the class learn basic electric as it applies to the electrical power sources and circuits used in heating and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  Various hands-on training simulations are used to teach basic repair and maintenance of equipment.  Students will learn to solder and braze as well as use other forms of connections for copper tubing refrigerant lines.  Instruction also includes design and fabrication of cut work, blue print reading wiring diagrams, and installation of electrical hook ups to power sources.  The students will also use acetylene torches, electrical meters, compound gauges, and other field related hand tools to remove and/or replace parts in any heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Certifications Offered:

Air Conditioning A-02

Heat Pump H03

Electrical Heat E-06

Residential and Light Commercial Hydronic Heat K-20

Carbon Monoxide and Combustion Analysis

Carbon Monoxide Inspector

Career Pathways:

Mechanical Engineer

Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School

Cost Estimators

HVAC Contractor

Sales Representatives, Mechanical Equipment/Supplies

Heating/AC and Refrigeration Mechanic/Installer      

Helpers - Installation, Maintenance and Repair Workers

Sheet Metal Workers

Pipe Fitters

Units of Instruction:


Basic Plumbing

Basic Electricity

Basic Refrigeration


Sheet Metal Fabrication

Leadership Competencies

Air Treatment/Distribution

Domestic Refrigeration

Basic Refrigeration

Commercial Refrigeration

Job Seeking Techniques

Heat Pumps


Hydronic Heating

Customer Service


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