The Northeast Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration program teaches the skills essential to the entry-level technician. The HVAC/R program incorporates a blend of interactive lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises to develop meaningful knowledge and skills that students can put to immediate use on the job. Small class size ensures a free flow exchange of real world experiences with state of the art products and emerging theories. Hands on sessions in our fully equipped lab allow students to hone their operating and troubleshooting skills.
Upon graduation, students are employable as:
- Service Technicians
- Installation Technicians
- Boiler Technicians
- Refrigeration Technicians
- HVAC/R Salespersons
- Air Conditioning Technicians
HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION GRADUATES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES:
- Heating Contractors
- Refrigeration Contractors
- Computer Companies
- Self-Employed Contractors
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND AFFILIATIONS:
- EPA Certifications
- Section 608/609
- Recovering Refrigerants
- Department of Public Safety
- Oil Burner License
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY – COURSE #HVX 1 CREDIT
The HVAC/R Exploratory Program is designed as a one week overview of the several disciplines within this trade. Students will explore the many career opportunities in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration fields.
GRADE 9 SHOP – COURSE #HVXF-16 10 CREDITS
Grade 9 students will be taught: Safety in the Shop, Refrigeration Fundamentals, Compressors, System Components, Basic Piping, Basic Electricity, Test Equipment & Methods, and Refrigerators
GRADE 10 SHOP – COURSE #HV2 20 CREDITS
Grade 10 students will develop skills in Residential Energy Systems, New Construction, Building Envelope, Ventilation, Window Units, Motor Controls and Drives, Five Wire Thermostats and Blueprint Reading.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #HV2R 5 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical background that applies to the basic principles of the industry. The course of instruction will provide a sound basis for the student to gain the necessary entry level skills. In the sequence of courses, this course is the first in a sequence of three. Students will be introduced to the following topics: Tools and Equipment, Tubing and Piping, Heat, Theory, Refrigeration and Refrigerants, OSHA, Domestic Refrigeration and Electrical Controls.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #HV3 25 CREDITS
Grade 11 students will develop skills in: Commercial Refrigeration, Advance Controls, Split Systems, Water Chillers, Reclaiming and Recovery License, Water Towers, Pneumatic Controls, Automotive AC License, and Solar Energy.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #HV2R 5 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical backgrounds that applies to the Refrigeration / Air-conditioning aspect of the industry. In the sequence of courses this is the second of the three courses. Students will be introduced to the following topics: 608 Federal Clean Air Act, Junior/Senior Project and Refrigeration System Components, (condensers, metering devices, evaporators, multiple evaporators, pressure switches, compressors, electrical controls, thermostats, etc.).
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #HV4 25 CREDITS
Grade 12 students will develop skills in Steam and Hot Water Boilers, Oil Burners, Oil Storage and Distribution, Boiler Water Chemistry, Gas and Oil Furnaces, Heat and Cooling Load Calculation, Prep for State Oil and Burner Licensing.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #HV4R 5 CREDITS
The purpose of this course is to prepare the HVAC/R student with the knowledge of theoretical background that applies to the heating aspect of the industry. In the sequence of courses, this course is the third of three. Students will be introduced to the following topics: 410A Refrigerant, Heat Pumps, Gas and Oil Heating, Calculating Heat Loads, (all in the light commercial and residential areas.)