PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the Heating, Ventilation, AirConditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 Program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation industry.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of the heating, airconditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation industry, and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, underlying principles of technology, and health, safety, and environmental issues.

INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course Number
(SOC Code)

Course Title
(OCPs)

Total
Hours

ACR0000
SOC 49-9021

Introduction to HVAC/R
(OCP – A)

250 Hours

ACR0001
SOC 49-9021

Introduction to HVAC/R
(OCP – B)

250 Hours

ACR0012
SOC 49-9021

Introduction to HVAC/R
(OCP – C)

250 Hours

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials, and processes related to these occupations. Equipment and supplies are provided to enhance hands-on experiences for students.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interview with a counselor
  • Take Basic Skills test within six weeks of entering the program
  • Be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from high school

ENTRANCE DATES

This program operates on an open-entry/open- exit basis. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

750 hours

DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon.-Thurs. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels required for adult career/technical students to complete this program are the following:

Mathematics 10 | Language 9 | Reading 9

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT

Basic computer skills

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Employers often give preference to applications who complete HVAC training
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate
  • Students are strongly recommended to earn HVAC Excellence Certificates

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Commercial Service Tech, Sales A/C, Heating or Refrigeration Equipment Technician

SALARY

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for a Heating, A/C and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer was $50,590 per year or $24.32 per hour.