What We Do in HVAC/R
Students become skilled specialists that create, install, and maintain healthy, comfortable environments where people work, shop, and live. These heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration skills are developed through hands-on experiences in our spacious lab with the most up-to-date technology and equipment.
Understand residential and light commercial heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and DDC controls.
Learn the science of refrigeration technologies.
Develop skills through hands-on experience with the latest technologies.
Become familiar with environmental controls systems.
Troubleshoot heating and cooling system failures.
Work with sheet metal and learn soldering and brazing skills.
The Upper Valley Career Center HVAC/R program is NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certified and nationally recognized for excellence and innovation.
Skills for the Future
Science of Refrigeration
Soldering and Brazing
Electrical Wiring (High and Low Voltage)
Heating and Cooling Repair
Typical Yearly Field Trips
Hobart Arena (Ice Making)
Sheet Metal Workers Local 24
Helix Innovation Center at Emerson Climate Technologies
HVAC/R Installer - Commercial, Industrial, residential
Sheet Metal Worker
HVAC/R Systems Designer
The HVAC/R industry offers a wide variety of occupations, good benefits, and excellent pay.
Beginning HVAC/R technicians can expect to earn over $35,000 a year
Seasoned technicians, contractors, or engineers can earn up to $100,000 annually.
Source: ARI (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute)
A Growing Industry
The HVAC/R industry is expected to grow by 33.7% in the coming years
34.4% of the current HVAC/R workforce is expected to retire in that same time period.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Work-Based Learning Opportunities
Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.
College & Advanced Education
Sinclair Community College
University of Northwestern Ohio
Edison State Community College - up to 18 semester hours
608 EPA (Qualifying Students)
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