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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Students receive hands-on shop training to prepare them for the actual service and installation procedures that will be required of them in the field. Such technicians use a variety of hand and power tools to make repairs or adjustments. In addition, electrical problems require knowledge of electrical diagnostic meters and tools. In depth, theoretical classroom training leads to developing diagnostic skills and an understanding of terminology and specifications as well as relevant articles of the Massachusetts State Building Code as well as other mechanical codes.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) is a field that is essential to our modem technological society. HVAC/R technicians install, maintain, and repair various units that keep us warm in the winter, cool in the summer and maintain an indoor environment for business and industry that keeps workers’ productivity at its peak and makes possible for many precise manufacturing processes.

Course Offerings

HVAC – R10

Course Numbers: 11164 (4.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Grade 10: In this course, students will study small hermetic systems including refrigerators; freezers; dehumidifiers; and wall/window air conditioners. Students will learn to troubleshoot electrica


HVAC Skills and Systs 11

Course Numbers: 11165 (4.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Grade 11: In this course, students will study commercial refrigeration systems including walk-ins; reach-ins; ice machines; and other supermarket and restaurant equipment. Student will also install


HVAC Skills Ref AC 12

Course Numbers: 11166 (4.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Grade 12: In this course, students wil study heating systems, including oil, gas, and electric heat pumps. Students will install equipment according to code specifications and will implement trouble


HVAC Skills Soldering 9

Course Numbers: 11163 (1.50)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Grade 9: In this course, students will perform various ipling practices including swaging; flaring; bending; soldering; and brazing of copper tubing. Students will study basic electricity theory, in


HVAC Theory 12

Course Numbers: 11069 (1.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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HVAC, Theory, Refrigeration Applied to Air Conditioning & Heating Systems 12: In this course, students apply to Air Conditioning, Air Distribution, A/C Installation, Air Conditioning controls, Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems, Gas Heat, Oil Heat,


HVAC Theory 9

Course Numbers: 11066 (0.25)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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HVAC, Theory, Introduction to Basic Refrigeration Principles 99: In this course, students will have be introduced to the Basic Refrigeration Principles & Basic Electricity as it applies to Heating, Refrigeration, & Air Conditioning Systems safety practic


HVAC Theory Cert 11

Course Numbers: 11068 (1.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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HVAC, Theory, Troubleshooting HVAC/R Systems & EPA 608 Certification Preparation 11: In this course, students learn advanced refrigeration, working with refrigerant controls, troubleshooting controls, compressors, compressor lubrication, defrost cycles, z


HVAC Theory Circuits 10

Course Numbers: 11067 (1.00)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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HVAC, Theory, Refrigeration Cycle and Advanced Electrical Circuits 10: In this course, students are introduced to the refrigeration cycle, system components, refrigerants, advanced electrical circuits, characteristics of electrical circuits, control wirin


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnerships:

  • Polar HVAC
  • C&C Temperature Control Company

Employment Opportunities

  • Repair Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Facilities Technician
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Support
  • Supervisor
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