Our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program teaches students how to plan, install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot residential and light commercial heating and cooling units. Students will be introduced to electrical, plumbing and pipefitting.

Beginning median salary of $48,940 or $23.53 per hour as an HVAC/R Mechanic and Installer.
With additional training students can prepare to pursue a career in Plumbing with a median salary of $58,860 or $28.19 per hour.
Projected job growth through 2028 is 13% in Ohio and 5% nationwide in both HVAC/R & plumbing fields.

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Instructor: Mike Earick

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • Heating and cooling systems

  • HVAC Refrigeration

  • Fundamentals of sheet metal trade as it relates to ductwork

  • Use and interpret construction drawings for material  calculations and selection

Certifications for Qualifying Students

  • North American Technician Excellence HVAC Support Technician

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Recovery
    Core + Level 1 [Small Appliances]

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Recovery
    Core + Level 2 [High Pressure]

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Recovery
    Core + Level 3 [Low Pressure]

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Recovery

  • NCCER Level 1 Electrical

  • NCCER Level 1 Plumbing

  • OSHA-10

  • Fundamentals in plumbing technologies

  • Introduction to the sheet metal trade, with components of ductwork

  • Introduction to electrical systems

Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to work as a/an:

  •  A/C Tech (Air Conditioning Technician)

  • HVAC Installer

  • HVAC Mechanic

  • HVAC Specialist

  • Refrigeration Mechanic

  • Refrigeration Technician

  • Service Technician

  • Systems Mechanic

With further training you can become a/an:

  • Maintenance Technician/Mechanic

  • HVAC Technician

  • Building Manager

  • Safety & Maintenance Coordinator

  • Electrical or Plumbing Apprentice

Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!

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Students in HVAC class working on projects