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    HEATING, VENTILATION, and AIR CONDITIONING PROGRAM
     

    47.0201  HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, VENTILATION

    AND REFRIGERATION MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Program is an instructional program that combines classroom and practical learning experiences.  This Program 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.  This Program is certified by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

    Specialized Equipment:

     

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

     

    Electric Pipe Threader

    Acetylene and Propane

       Gas Torches

    Bacharach Tester

    Arc Welders

    Reclaim and Recovery

       Unit

    Refrigerant

    High Pressure Indicators

    Electrical Meters

    Thermal Testers

    Compressor Testers

    Helpers- Installation,

       Maintenance, and

       Repair Workers

    Refrigeration Mechanic

    Air Conditioning and

       Heating Mechanics

    First Line Supervisors of

       Production and

       Operating Workers

    Stationary Engineer

    Mechanical Aptitude

    Ability to Work

       Independently and in

       a Team

    Problem Solving

       Troubleshooting Skills

    Communication Skills

     

     
    CAREERS:
     

    Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers

     
     
    Certification available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name

    CareerSafe/OSHA  Occupational Safety & Health Administration

    EPA 608 Certification

    Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute