HVAC & Refrigeration TechnologyPA Department of Labor High Priority Occupation!
This program is a great fit for students who are interested in using their hands and their minds to find solutions to everyday problems. In this program, students can expect to learn how to use industry standard tools, basic wiring and advanced electronics. This program prepares students to pursue a career or college.Sample Career SkillsBeginner:
- Identify and use industry standard tools
- Learn about OSHA industry standard safety regulations
- Assemble piping and tubing
- Understand electrical and control wiring and build a circuit
- Learn and practice sheet metal fabrication
- Install a full HVAC system
- Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot HVAC equipment
CertificationsEPA Section 608 Refrigerant Recovery CertificatePennsylvania Skills CertificateS/P2 ConstructionStudent Electronics Technician (SET) Certification
College CreditsOpen Dual Enrollment CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeConcurrent Dual Enrollment CreditsPennsylvania College of TechnologySOAR CreditsDelaware County Community CollegeJohnson CollegeThaddeus Stevens College of Technology1:1 Articulation CreditsBrightwood Career InstitutePittsburgh Technical CollegeUniversity of Northwest Ohio
Workplace OpportunitiesUpperclassmen may be hired at local companies such as: Brandywine Hospital, Longwood Gardens, Comfort Zone Heating and Wheatley Heating and Air. Co-ops allow students to work during their school day, earn real-world experience and build their resumes.The Department of Education provides a CIP Code to approved Programs of Study (POS). Schools and postsecondary institutions use the CIP code to categorize the POS, outline the scope and sequence of educational offerings and develop a POS task list. Click here to review the task list.