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HVAC/R Program

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program 

The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration field have seen rapid changes in the technology associated with it over the past few years. Job prospects for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from a formal program.

The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program prepare the individual for basic, entry-level employment in the heating and air conditioning or refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program. This program prepares students to take the EPA 608 refrigeration certification exams. Laboratory work in this program occasionally requires bending, stooping, climbing ladders, and lifting loads greater than 50 pounds.

Employment objectives are entry-level positions as a Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic, Installer, and Service Technician.

Classes are scheduled for one day a week for 24 weeks. The class is 4 hours long.

Topics Include the introduction, installation, and basic troubleshooting of:


  • Mechanical Refrigeration Systems

  • Electrical Servicing

  • Commercial Controls and Applications

  • Furnaces and Air Handlers

  • Boilers and Chillers

  • Boilers Pipes and Soft Solder

  • Heating and Hydronics

  • Water and Steam Boilers

  • Gas Heating Systems

  • Air Conditioning, Electric Heat, and Heat Pumps

  • Electronic air cleaners 

  • Thermostats


Class lectures detail the following topics:


  • The refrigeration cycle

  • Refrigeration components

  • Pressure reading

  • The purpose of a condenser

  • The purpose of an evaporator

  • Basic understanding of temperature, pressure

  • Metering devices

  • Brazing

  • Basic failure in rooftop units

  • Different types of RTUS installations

  • Humidifiers and Thermostat wiring diagrams

  • Thermodynamics

  • Personal Protection Equipment and safety

  • Basic HVAC tools

  • Airflow and Distribution 

  • Types of fuel and energy sources 

  • Order of Operation

  • Basic schematic diagnostics

  • Proper EPA recovery techniques

  • Preparation for the EPA 608 Certification examination

Tuition and Fees

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