Our world is all about personal comfort—cool it off when it’s too hot, heat it up when it’s too cold. That’s why every home, school, and business relies on qualified HVACR technicians. Cool career, hot prospects!
If you like a variety of new challenges every day, explore the opportunities for technicians in HVACR. Skilled HVACR technicians are required for residential construction, industrial equipment service, and building management. Jobs are as varied as sheet metal fabricators/installers and service technicians. You could work in a different setting every day or be part of the team that manages the challenging systems of a large complex like Trump Tower.
What will my classes be like?
You will learn the mechanical and electronic fundamentals needed to become a qualified HVACR technician along with the electrical skills needed to prepare for a post-secondary training program. You will be introduced to basic safety, tools, and electrical theory. In addition, you will learn to install, maintain, and repair residential forced-air heating systems, hydronic heating systems, electric furnaces, oil furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. Students who return for a second year learn skills in sheet metal working and light commercial HVACR equipment.
The topics below are among the essential skills for this program. This is not a comprehensive list of all available skills and goals, but given to show the scope of the curriculum. Changes may occur year to year based on industry input, change in focus, or other factors. Please contact the program instructor or coordinator for additional information.
§ Proper Use of Hand Tools
§ Shop Safety
Digital and Analog Multimeters
Voltage, Current, Resistance
Primary and Secondary Batteries
Calculating Power in Series and Parallel Circuits
Building / Testing Circuits
Transformers and Capacitors
AC and DC Motors
Ammeters and Wattmeters
Circuit Control and Protection Devices
Residential Wiring Applications
Basic Electronic Components
§ Diodes, Transistors, LEDs
Service & Troubleshooting Sealed System Repairs
§ Residential Refrigerators
§ Window Air Conditioners
Compression Cycle Refrigeration/Refrigerants
Service, Troubleshooting, Maintenance
§ Central Air Conditioners
§ Natural Draft Air-Forced Furnaces
§ Hydronic Heating Systems
§ High Efficiency Furnaces
Sheet Metal Projects
§ Career assessment
§ Résumé & Portfolio Development
§ Application, interview, job search
§ NCRC preparation & testing