The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology program, teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to enter the industry as technicians in the HVAC and refrigeration industry or building maintenance industry, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program. In our program students gain hands-on experience in safety, principles of HVAC theory, use of tools, codes, and installation of HVAC and refrigeration equipment.
Students are also taught the basic operation of an HVAC system is conducted by three main components – air handler, heating and cooling system, and heat exchanger. They learn that the capacity of an HVAC system is dependent upon its functionality, i.e. heating, cooling, humidifying, dehumidifying, cleaning, or air movement; and are given opportunities to analyze and describe the impact that the Clean Air Act has on the HVAC industry.