Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning

The HVAC program prepares students for careers in air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and sheet metal fabrication.

Environmental Systems is approved as a Completer Program (a graduation requirement option).

Environmental Systems may grant 10 student service learning hours per level.


- Charles Colson ( cacolso@carrollk12.org )


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All of the construction programs are certified by the National Center for Construction.

Accociated Builders and Contractors: Each construction program is associated with ABC. The following is from their website: "ABC, as the sole association in the United States devoted exclusively to protect the merit shop construction industry, truly represents the entire construction team. ABC members range from emerging companies to multi-billion-dollar international firms. It includes general contractors, specialty contractors in all areas of construction, industry material, equipment suppliers and professionals. Because of the broad diversity of its membership, ABC offers a tremendous array of services and programs to meet the specifice needs of its members."

Major Units of Study:

- Installation and maintenance of oil, gas, electric, and heat pump forced air-heating systems

- Mechanics of compressors

- Understanding the role of condensers and evaporators

- Measurement of electrical components

- Electric motors

- Residential air-conditioning systems

- Refrigerant recovery

- Blueprint reading and wiring diagrams

- Compression / refrigeration cycle

Career Specific Electives:

- Technological Design

- Advanced Design Applications

- Math elective beyond Algebra II

- Public Speaking

- Technological Issues and Impacts

- Business Communication and Keyboarding

- Internship (.5-1)

Career Opportunities:

- Licensed Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Specialist

- Licensed Plumber

- Maintenance Worker

- Military Service

- Oil Burner Mechanic

- Pipe Fitter

- Plumbing Inspector

- Sheet Metal Worker

- Steam Fitter

Continuing Education Opportunities:

- Apprentice Programs

- Articulation: Receives Credit Toward Apprenticeship

- College

- Military Services

For more information about careers in the HVAC field, please check out this link to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

HVAC Installers