HVAC and Refrigeration Technology

Program Description

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology program prepares students for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls. Students have an opportunity to earn a Level 1 Certificate upon successful completion of the program of study. The HVAC&R certificate program prepares the individual for basic, entry level employment in the residential and/or light commercial heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration service industry. The essentials of the mechanical and electrical systems of contemporary air-conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems are addressed throughout the program. Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences.

The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Power Tools
  • Basic Electricity
  • Soldering & Brazing
  • HVAC Installation
  • HVAC Trouble Shooting

Business and Industry Partners

Associated Builder and Contractors of Greater Houston · Beacon Equipment Resources · Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation · Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. · MORSCO · Reliant Home Services · Springtime Air

College Partners

Lone Star College

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core
  • NCCER HVAC Level 1
  • HVAC Level 1 Certificate – Lone Star College

Possible Career Pathways

  • HVAC Installer
  • HVAC Technician
  • HVAC Commercial Technician
  • Electrician

*Median Pay Per Year

$47,080 – $54,110
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Construction Electrical Technology I HVAC and Refrigeration I HVAC and Refrigeration II