• About the Program:

    A student in the Air Conditioning/Electrical program will be introduced to careers centering on the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Skills learned in the classroom will include working with compressors, relays, and thermostats; recovering and recycling refrigerants; learning related plumbing and electrical skills; fabricating sheet metal; and installing, servicing, and maintaining residential or commercial heating, refrigeration, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

    Skills:

    •Hand and Power Tools
    •Workplace Safety
    •Customer Relations
    •Soldering and Brazing
    •Refrigeration Systems
    •Heating Systems
    •Air Conditioning Systems
    •Air Properties
    •Job Skills
    •Electrical Diagrams
    •Blueprints
    •Control Wiring
    •Motors and Starting Devices
    •Relays, Switches, Circuits
    •Single/Three Phase Wiring
    •Electronic Control Devices


    Recommended High School Courses:

    •English/Communications
    •Industrial Arts
    •Mathematics - Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry
    •Computer Basics, Computer Aided Drafting
    •Physics, Applied Science, Chemistry

    Certifications:

    American Refirgeration Institute ICE Exam

    EPA Refirgerant Recovery 608

    HVAC Excellence Certifications OSHA

    609 Automotive 

    Mainstream Engineering 

    • 410A Safety Certification
    • Preventive Maintenance 

    Articulation Agreements:


    The Air Conditioning/Heating/Electrical program currently offers advanced placement opportunities with these post-secondary schools:
    -University of Northwestern Ohio

    -PA College of Technology (A Pennsylvania State University affiliate school)
    -Triangle Tech 

    -Community College of Allegheny County

    Upon successful completion of the NOCTI skill and written exams, students will receive 12 credits toward a Butler County Community College HVAC Associates Degree.