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HVAC is open to Juniors and Seniors.
First year HVAC students attend A.M. classes.
Second year HVAC students attend P.M. classes.
HRA 101 Basic Electricity for HVAC involves lecture and lab experiences with topics in electron theory, series and parallel circuits, test equipment, electric motors, and an introduction to house heating and AC controls, and the wiring thereof. HRA 105 Principles of Refrigeration includes the study of the basic refrigeration circuit and its components, use of hand tools, test equipment, brazing, proper charging and evacuation methods. HRA 125 Refrigeration Mechanical Systems covers various refrigeration systems and their components and the assembly thereof. Emphasis is on the EPA test, system evacuation and recovery. The EPA test is studied and taken in this class. HRA 145 Piping Design, Sizing, and Installation for Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning teaches students to identify pipe fittings, size gas and Freon lines, and properly assemble pipe fittings for heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning systems. HRA 135 Introduction to Mechanical Code prepares students to properly determine duct work sizing and installation, venting, gas and refrigerant piping, and electrical requirements, as well as to apply fresh air requirements to meet mechanical code.
The student must be enrolled as a senior in high school. The student must have basic understanding of the following mathematical concepts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as they pertain to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
Students enrolled in a Career Education Program are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Students must be able to follow instructions and work as a member of a team to achieve the course objectives. Students are expected to be accurate, have a positive attitude, and maintain good attendance throughout the school year.
Instruction will involve both classroom and laboratory experiences with home study required.
Recommended High School Courses:
- General Shop
- Physical Science
- Applied Mathematics
These classes are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this career education program.
First year students who successfully complete this program will receive an OSHA-10 certification. Second year students who are successful in this program will be eligible to receive an Installer's Certificate from Jefferson College.
For more information on this program, please contact your high school counselor, the ATS Director, or the program instructor:
ATS Director - Allan Wamsley
Heating, Refrigeration, and A.C. Tech Instructor - Katherine Donahue