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    HVAC

    Contact the Instructor -- Mr. Myers

    Student enrolled in Northern Westmoreland CTC, Heating and Air Conditioning program will learn the necessary skills need to gain entry level employment in system installation, maintenance and service for residential or commercial heating and cooling systems.


    HVAC Students will have the opportunity to earn their EPA 608 and 609, Refrigerant Recovery Licenses, OSHA Construction Safety 10 or 30 hr. card and other recognized industry certifications. Technical skills learned will include duct layout.sizing and fabrication, plumbing, soldering/brazing, electrical circuitry, relays, and controls.


    Students work on a large variety of equipment including: gas, electrical and oil warm air furnaces, hydronic boilers, air and geothermal heat pumps, commercial refrigeration and air filter systems. Help people stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer as you learn to install, maintain and repair gas, oil and electric heating and cooling systems in residential and light commercial settings. You'll learn how to use pressure, temperature and electrical measuring devices, torches and diagnostic equipment. In this shop students will learn skill necessary to succeed in the HVAC career fields. Students learn how to install, repair and maintain equipment for maintaining temperature, humidity, commercial refrigeration, and air quality. This program prepares students to service residential and light commercial heating, and air conditioning systems.


    Employment of HVACR workers is expected to grow faster than average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the HVAC/R industry is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Diversity of job opportunities in the HVAC industry is only growing. Focused instruction along with hands-on learning labs and projects will prepare you to take away the technical know-how to excel in high-demand HVAC residential and/or commercial careers.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Controls Technicians
    · HVAC Service Technicians
    · Refrigeration Technicians
    · Energy Auditors
    · Plumbing
    · Code Enforcement Officers
    · Electricians
    · HVAC Installers
    · Design Engineers
    · Nanofabrication Technicians



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Basic Electricity
    · Basic Plumbing & Tubing
    · Sheet Metal Duct Systems
    · Basic HVAC-R Systems
    · Commercial Refrigeration
    · Residential Plumbing
    · Energy Management
    · Weatherization

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    Fact Check

    · High school students interested in HVAC should consider taking academic courses in algebra, mechanical drawing, applied physics and chemistry, electronics, blueprint reading, and computer applications.

    · About 54 percent of HVAC mechanics and installers work for industry contractors. About 16 percent of HVAC professionals are self-employed.

    · Employment of HVAC mechanics and installers is projected to increase by 28 percent during the 2008-2018 decade, much faster that the average for all occupations.

    · Median hourly wages of HVAC mechanics and installers was $19.06 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.94 and $24.84 an hour. Apprentices usually earn about half of the wage rate paid to experienced workers.

Last Modified on January 4, 2021