HVAC is designed for students interested in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and electricity.

Instructional areas include AC/DC circuits, industrial motor controls, residential and industrial wiring, National Electrical Code, heating and air conditioning equipment, copper and PVC plumbing lines and fittings, and residential sewage systems.

Students completing the skill training are eligible to participate in state and national certification testing programs.

Students will learn principles in basic safety (10-hr OSHA), construction math, hand and power tool are and operation, blueprint reading, material handling, communication and employability skills. An emphasis will be placed on safe and green construction practices.
Students learn physical principles and fundamental skills across mechanical systems in construction. Students will select materials, assemble, and test basic electrical circuits. Students will select materials and assemble simple copper and plastic plumbing applications for both supply and drains. They will perform simple maintenance of electric motors, electric fixtures and plumbing fixtures. Students will be able to select and install basic ductwork components and learn the operation and maintenance of heating and cooling equipment.
This course will emphasize electrical theory, materials, equipment and general methods used in residential construction. Students will navigate the National Electrical Code, learn worksite safety and understand licensing and permitting requirements. They will interpret plans and job specifications and calculate loads and service requirements. Students will install, test and repair receptacle outlet, lighting and small appliance circuits. They will understand circuit protection concepts and install a subpanel. Specialty circuit installation will be addressed.
Students will install, troubleshoot and service residential and commercial refrigeration systems. Students will learn laws of thermodynamics, pressure and temperature relationships, the refrigeration cycle, and refrigerant management. Students will address hydronic systems, chilled water systems, package units, and cooling towers.