Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR)

Job Outlook

  • 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

Todd Vandeborne

Kent State University
Stark State College
Triangle Tech
Youngstown State University

  • CPR First Aid

  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 1 (Small Appliances)

  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 2 (High Pressure)

  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Core + Level 3 (Low Pressure)

  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal  

  • NCCER Core

  • NCCER Level 1 - HVAC-R

  • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)

  • OSHA 10 

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