Heating & Air Conditioning

Learn to install, maintain and repair heating and/or air conditioning units.

Great jobs, great work, great future! With the national focus on energy usage and alternative energy sources, jobs in HVAC are expected to have higher than average growth. In our state-of-the-art facilities, you will build skills in heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, refrigerant handling, airflow, building science, and combustion analysis. With several pathways directly into industry, apprenticeships, or on to college, the HVAC career path is one of the most diverse programs offered. This program is accredited by the Partnership for Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA).

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Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Safety certification.
  • CFC Section 608 EPA Technician
  • H.E.A.T. Exam
  • Esco Institute Employment Ready Exams

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Science of heating and cooling
  • Identification and use of specialized tools
  • Identification and use of controls, parts and materials
  • Fundamentals of electricity
  • Skills necessary for installation and repair of heating and cooling units
    • Soldering: silver and soft
    • Threading and cutting
    • Splicing and/or connecting wires
    • Assembly of sheet metal
    • Use of refrigerant metering devices
  • Development of diagnostic procedures necessary for troubleshooting heating and air conditioning units
  • Refrigerant handling

What types of equipment are used:

  • Hand tools of the trade
  • Soldering iron and gun
  • Torch: oxyacetylene and turbo
  • Pipe threader
  • Gauges and combustion analyzers
  • Ohmmeter, voltmeter, ammeter
  • Pressure measuring devices
  • Temperature measuring devices
  • Diagnostic equipment
  • Air measurement equipment
Where do you want to go?

Outside Sales Engineer, Outside Sales Technician, Application Engineer/Technician, Project Manager, Inspector, Field Service and Installation, Journeyman/Apprentice Mechanic, Service Manager, Lab Technician/Technologist, Facility Engineer, Professor/Instructor, Contractor/Owner

Construction Technologies Career Field


Year 1

4.0 elective

Year 2

4.0 elective



Ohio College Tech Prep

Career Technical Credit Transfer Program