Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Few phases of living are untouched by this industry
Skilled specialists design, install, and maintain controlled environments in enclosed areas ranging from homes to space satellites. Students develop heating and air conditioning skills through actual work experience in a spacious lab with up-to-date equipment.
HVAC: It's Everywhere!
HVAC/R graduates are skilled specialists that create, install, and maintain healthy, comfortable environments for people in:
 - Homes
 - Factories 
 - Schools
 - Automobiles
 - Office buildings 
 - Sports arenas 
  - Almost any structure where people live, work, or play...even outer space!

Upper Valley Career Center HVAC/R program is NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certified and nationally recognized for excellence and innovation.
A Profitable Career
The HVARC industry offers a wide variety of occupations, good benefits, and excellent pay. Beginning HVACR technicians can expect to earn over $35,000 a year, while a seasoned technician, contractor, or engineer can earn up to $100,000 annually. Source: ARI (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute).
A Growing Industry
The HVAC/R industry will grow by 33.7% and 34.4% of current HVAC/R workforce is expected to retire. That adds up to opportunity and continued advancement in the field.  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
College Agreements
Sinclair College
University of Northwestern Ohio
Edison State Community College - Apply Credit Earned At Upper Valley 
Meet the Instructor
Tim Delk
Instructor Level I & II
937.778.1980, 851
Earn Professional Certifications
  - OSHA 10
 - Skid Steer
 - Lockout/Tagout
 - 608 EPA (Qualifying Students)
 - Direct Digital Control
Hear from Dale
“Before coming to Upper Valley Career Center, I was working to make good grades with graduation as the goal. Now I have a whole future ahead of me.”
Dale Garber, HVAC
Class of 2016

Garber is continuing his education and working with Wat-Kem Mechanical to complete the ABC, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4-year Apprenticeship in pursuit of a Journeyman License.
He is the 2015 SkillsUSA Ohio Sheet Metal Champion and one of Ohio’s five semifinalists nominated for Presidential Scholar
Contact Information

8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356
Phone: 937.778.1980 | Fax: 937.778.4677

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