Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR)
Career and Technical Program
Completion of the nine-month certificate program in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration prepares students for entry-level positions in this challenging occupation. Entry-level HVACR technicians typically work on residential and light commercial HVACR systems performing equipment installations, preventative maintenance and service, and repair tasks. Additional opportunities are also available in system design and sales occupations.
Students will study basic HVACR systems, electricity, heating systems, local fuel codes, applied thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, psychometrics, duct system design, and system diagnosis. These skills are taught in classroom theory and learned in hands-on lab exercises and cooperative work experiences. A general education component consisting of communication, occupational relations, and math is integrated into the program. Successful completion of the first semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into the second semester.
Successful completion of this program satisfies the four-year related training requirement and the first year of OJT for the Idaho State HVACR apprenticeship program.
Placement in specific English and math courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a career and technical limited enrollment program will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program (see page 43).
Current industry professionals may enroll in a single course on a space available basis and with the instructor’s permission.