The HVAC/Electrical program focuses on the install, service, or repair of heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments. Students learn to work with a variety of equipment including: refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motors, heating units, heat pumps, hermetic compressors, light commercial furnaces, boilers, burners, intake and exhaust fans, economizers and humidifiers. Students also gain skills in the electrical field.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for qualified, well-educated HVAC technicians will grow 21 percent through 2022.

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Practical Learning Experiences 

In this program, you'll learn how to:

  • Install HVAC equipment
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems
  • Test electrical circuits
  • Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG)
  • Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One 

  • Construction - Core and Sustainable Construction
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems

Year Two 

  • Residential Electrical Systems
  • HVAC Refrigeration 

Stuart Hess
HVAC-E Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications
  • EPA Refrigerant Levels 1-3
  • EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal 
  • NCCER Core
  • NCCER Level One Certification
  • 10-Hour OSHA
  • 30-Hour OSHA
  • CPR First Aid
College Partnerships

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential
  • $43,060 (HVAC Technician) 
  • $51,000 (Refrigeration Technician) 
  • $70,000 (Mechanical Engineer)

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