Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
 
HVACR is a course designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a technician in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.  Students successfully completing the program will be given the EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate exam.  This certification meets the Federal EPA requirements and is required for employment as a technician in the HVACR field.
 
To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years.  Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.

Program Instructor

 Jim Hanway

 Mr. Hanway began working in the HVACR field in 1993. He is familiar with residential, commercial, institutional, food service and industrial equipment. He earned his Associates of Applied Science degree in HVACR Technology from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska, in 1994. Mr. Hanway is certified by the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute as an Universal Refrigerant Technician in accordance with EPA regulations. He holds a Certificate of Competency in Residential Air Conditioning and Heating and is a member of the SkillsUSA National Education team for HVACR.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Dual and/or Articulated Credit

  • Program completers can receive up to 14 hours college credit from the Metropolitan Community College.
  • Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.
  • Program completers can receive up to 7 hours college credit from Missouri State Technical College.

Program Video

Skills Attained

               
 
                   Program of Study 
  • Safety
  • Use of Lab Equipment
  • Basic Mechanical Refrigeration
  • Residential & Commercial Heating
  • Electrical & Commercial Refrigeration Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Real World Skills/Environment

Career Opportunities


 

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Parts Salesperson

$   9 - $ 24

$ 32,000

Home Appliance Repairer

$ 10 - $ 29

$ 35,000

General Maintenance

$ 11 - $ 28

$ 35,000

HVACR Mechanic/Installer

$ 13 - $ 34

$ 43,000

Wind Turbine Technician

$ 16 - $ 32

$ 48,000

Commercial Service Tech

$ 16 - $ 36

$ 53,000

Pipefitter

$ 14 - $ 41

$ 53,000

Cost Estimator

$ 17 - $ 46

$ 63,000

 
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
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