HEATING, VENTILATION, & AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC)
HVAC I Grade 11
This is an introductory course on basic Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) concepts. Students will learn by coupling traditional classroom activities with practical hands-on laboratory experiences. Topics covered include basic electrical principles, fundamental HVAC concepts, working with various types of tubing/piping, and air-handling systems. Also covered is an introduction to the electrical trade, safety, basic circuits/theory, plus introduction to the NEC (National Electrical Code), device boxes and conduit bending/installation. Students can also earn their 10-hour OSHA safety card. Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.
HVAC II Grade 12
This class is taken upon completion of Introduction of Basic HVAC and will allow students to master all hand tools, oxy acetylene torches, propane and testing devices utilized in the field. Students will learn to install & repair equipment ranging from window A/C units to domestic refrigerators and commercial refrigeration systems. Students will also learn to recover and recycle refrigerants to meet EPA requirements. Other electrical topics covered in this portion include raceways/fittings, conductors/ cables, electrical drawings, residential services, and test equipment. Students can also earn their EPA Licensure during this time. Other topics covered in this portion include an introduction to the plumbing profession, safety practices, plumbing tools/math/drawings, and working with plastic pipe and fittings Students taking this class will be required to join SkillsUSA; dues will be the responsibility of the student.