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High School

Heating and Air Conditioning

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

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 ductwork, 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.

Teacher Information

Dave Morgan
High School

Heating & Air Conditioning Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22217

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.


LCJVS Heating and Air Conditioning student working on a project.
LCJVS student working on a vent unit.
LCJVS student repairing an ice cream maker.
Heating and Air Conditioning student repairing a unit.

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

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

American Culinary Association

College Credits

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.