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Program Description

Heating and Air Conditioning students learn to install and repair air conditioning and heating units used in homes, offices and businesses. They lay out and fabricate duct work, electrical components, and pipe fittings. During the senior year, students have the opportunity to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) test for handling refrigeration to receive EPA certification.

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits 

English

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Science

1 Credit

Elective

1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab

3 Credits

English

1 Credit

Civics/Government

1 Credit

Math

1 Credit

Elective

.5 or 1 Credit


Electives are subject to availability and schedule. Not all electives are available every semester. Past elective options have included the following classes:

Accounting, Financial Literacy, Communications, Public Speaking, Entrepreneurship, Forensics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Vertebrate Zoology, Psychology, Sociology, Military History, Modern Social Issues, Practical Computer Applications, Exploration of Literature, Literature and Popular Music, Literature and Films, Computer as a Writing Tool, Health, Healthy Safe Foods, Adult Living, Employability Skills, College 101, Study Skills. 

Math Options: Applied Algebra.

Course descriptions are available online.

Industry Certifications

HVAC/R Certification tests are available to purchase on an individual basis.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 608) Certification
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) 10 Hour Certification

College Credit

Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio's College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA. These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information. 


Teacher Information

Mr. Dave Morgan

Dept: High School
Job Title: Heating & Air Conditioning (HAC) Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x22217
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recovery Test
  • Hand Tools & Power Equipment
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) 10 Hour Certifications
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Troubleshooting

Career Pathways

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Repair Technician
  • Installer
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Parts Person
  • Salesperson
  • Service Worker

With Additional Training

  • Commercial Service Operator
  • Electrical Contractor
  • Field Sales Representative
  • Owner/Manager
  • Residential Service Operator
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