The Residential Heat & Air Conditioning program offers training in all aspects of heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance. You will learn about brazing, basic electricity (as applied in the HVAC industry), how to use meters, how to troubleshoot units, and much more. During the occasions spent in the shop, you will be given ample time to apply what you have learned in the classroom.
The HVAC industry offers many career options including technicians, installers, parts people, warehouse managers, and business owners. While each employer will require you to utilize your knowledge in different ways, typical responsibilities for HVAC mechanics and installers include installing, servicing, or repairing heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.
Some day-to-day tasks may include:
Testing pipe or tubing joints or connections for leaks using a pressure gauge or soap-and-water solution.
Testing electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
Repairing or replacing defective equipment, components, or wiring.
Discussing heating or cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs corrected malfunctions.
Repairing or service heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to improve efficiency, by such methods as changing filters, cleaning ducts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants.