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Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR)

  • Read plans, build, install, and troubleshoot residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems
  • Practice electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, welding, and construction skills on a real construction site
  • Use the same equipment and techniques as professionals


What can I do when I graduate?
  • Service technician
  • Commercial, industrial, or residential installer
  • Sheet metal fabricator
  • Industrial maintenance worker
  • Plumbing/pipefitter apprentice
  • Design assistant
  • Sales representative
  • Steamfitter
What would I do in this class?
  • Basic electricity – electrical circuits and instruments
  • Blueprint reading
  • Fuel Systems
  • Installation – HVAC systems, fixtures and appliances, and pipe
  • Metal fabrication – brazing, sheet metal, soldering, and welding
  • OSHA training and job safety
  • Systems troubleshooting
What can I do with further training?
  • Construction inspector
  • Project manager
  • Plumbing contractor
  • Plumbing supervisor
  • Construction supervisor
  • Company owner/manager

Program Quick Facts

HVACR students must

  • Use personal safety equipment and operate machinery according to OSHA standards
  • Have skills in customer relations and verbal communications
  • Be open-minded about work hours and weather conditions associated with the HVACR field 
  • Have a concept of electricity and operation of air conditioning and heating equipment
  • Obtain required certifications for handling of refrigerants
College Credits
Available Certifications
Lab Fees
Vandeborme, Todd Kent State University
Stark State College
Triangle Tech
Youngstown State University
EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Technician Certification Level 1 (junior) - $25.00
Level 2 (senior) - $25.00
Tool List (to be supplied by student)
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