Adult HVAC Daytime Program

HVAC Technician (previously Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology)
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(900 Clock-Hour Certificate)

HVAC Technician consists of 900 hours of instruction in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.  HVAC Technician is now certified through NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).

Students prepare for recovery and recycling Section 608 EPA Section 609 (Automobile) EPA, 410A certification and the WV apprentice electrical test.  Beginning 2012-2013, the HVAC Tech program will be taught using NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) curriculum; students will have the opportunity to gain industry-recognized credentials in the form of a wallet card, transcript and certificate. 

In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in: 

  • SkillsUSA Club (America’s largest student co-curricular organization)—attending and participating in business-style meetings and competing in skill-related contests.
  • EV Challenge (Electric Car conversion project) through various activities including web page design, prepared speech, and pit crew and attending National competition in North Carolina.
  • Students also have the opportunity to join in with other students to raise funds for their various activities.  Past events included Longaberger Basket Bingo, Buckwheat Festival, serving concessions at WVU functions.

Major Units of Study

Basic Control Circuits

Domestic Refrigeration

Heating Systems

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning/Refrigeration

Commercial Air Conditioning

Advanced Air Conditioning

Fossil Fuel Heating Systems

Equipment/Tools Used

Pocket Calculator

Digital Multimeter

Refrigerant Leak Detector

Refrigerant Recovery Machine

Ritchie Vacuum Pump

Refrigerant Recovery Cylinder

Electronic Vacuum Gauge

Manifold Gauge Set

Valve Core Tool

Kwik Charge Adaptor

Imperial Flare Tool

Tubing Cutter

Mini Tube Cutter

Swag Tool Set

Tubing Bender

Straight Valve Ratchet

Hex Key Adaptor

Torch Kit

Valve Wrench

Acetylene

Acetylene Tank

Heat Gun

CPS Refrigeration Scales

Clothing Required

Monongalia County School Policy/MTEC safety

Safety glasses

T-shirt/jeans (no shorts)

Work shoes/boots (leather steel toe recommended)

Employment Opportunities

HVAC Technician

Plumber

Electrician

Counter Sales Representative

Employment Opportunities with Further Training

Management potential in HVAC, Plumbing, Electrician, Sales

Interests 

If you have the following interests, this program may be for you: 

  • I think in a very logical way
  • I enjoy working with computers
  • I can work well with others on difficult problems
  • I don’t mind working long hours under pressure
  • I prefer a flexible work schedule
  • I am good at math
  • I enjoy puzzles
  • I like to learn new things whenever I can
  • I take pride in knowing things others may not know
  • I can stick with a problem until I get it solved

Skills 

If you have the following skills, this program may be for you: 

  • Like mechanical things and working with my hands
  • Like to work on my own without people watching over me
  • I like variety in the work I do, but I also enjoy the challenge of high production work
  • I like to do things that require accuracy and concentration
  • I take pride in seeing the final results of my work
  • I can read technical material and follow detailed diagrams
  • I think in a very logical way
  • I have reasonably good math skills
  • I work carefully and safely
  • I can follow directions
  • I work with my hands easily and skillfully

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