Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning(Open to Grades 11, 12 & Adults)
HVAC is a 2 year program designed for juniors and seniors or a one year program for adults. The purpose of this course is to prepare students to enter the work force as a HVAC apprentice and give them the foundation of knowledge needed to further their education in the HVAC field.
During this course students will learn safety, refrigeration process, piping practices, basic electricity, electrical motors, controls, sheet metal fabrication, residential and light commercial cooling/heating, installation and preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, customer relations, leadership, and job seeking skills.
Students will gain hands-on experience installing and repairing heating/cooling systems, electrical systems., and ventilation systems. Ventilation systems are also designed and fabricated in our shop. WCC Construction Technology students build a house and the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems are installed in the house by the HVAC students.
In addition to classroom study, students will have numerous lab experiences trouble-shooting and correcting mechanical problems.
Students also learn to plan and install the heating, cooling, sheet metal, plumbing, and electrical systems.
Students will Study these Basic Principles of Mechanical Technology:
- Basic Electricity
- Residential Wiring
- Electrical Motors
- Basic Plumbing
- Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Cooling
- Sheet Metal Work
- On-The-Job Safety