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HVAC Technician - Residential

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This career major is an introduction to air-conditioning and refrigeration, exploring career opportunities in the HVAC/R industry, personal safety and work practices, and personal protective equipment.  Students will be instructed in the proper handling of pressurized fluids, handling hazardous substances, hand and power tools, and equipment used to test and service air conditioning.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Residential HVAC Technician
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  1020/39
Normal Completion Time:  39 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • IIntroduction to HVACR: Safety, Tools and Equipment
  • Principle of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  •  Piping and Piping Practices
  • HVAC/R Controls
  • HVAC/R Solid State Electronics
  • Load Calculations
  • Refrigerant System Components
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Refrigerants and Lubricants
  • Refrigerant Recovery
  • Refrigerant Retrofits
  • Heat Pumps
  • Heating Systems
  • Air Handling
  • Electricity for HVAC/R
  • HVAC/R System Installation and Start-Up (Res.)
  • HVAC/R System Servicing and Troubleshooting (Res.)
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • HVAC/R Preventative Maintenance
  • HVAC/R Codes, Regulations and Standards
  • Professional Service
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Air-conditioning Technician
  • Air-conditioning Maintenance
  • Installer/Construction

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Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor (405) 449-3391

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)