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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians install and maintain commercial, industrial and residential heating and air conditioning equipment.

Using tools such as wrenches, drills, metal snips, pipe cutters, and torches, HVAC/R students learn to repair HVAC/R components such as air compressors, condensers, evaporators and piping. Students also learn how to read blueprints and follow design specifications and manufacturer instructions. Topics covered include electricity and control wiring, refrigeration, air conditioning, gas and oil fired heating equipment, appliance technology, energy efficiency, and industry safety standards.

This program is only available as a State-Approved (Chapter-74) program. This means that programs will provide all of the training required to begin entry-level work in the field.

heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration

More Information: Program Overview (PDF)

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Last Updated: September 14, 2022

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