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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

The HVACR program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service, and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Individuals receive instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment, and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics. They will receive instruction in the following topics: Intro to HVAC, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, HVAC Piping Practices, Brazing & tools, HVAC Electrical Systems, Gas Heat, Refrigerants, Recovery, Vacuum and Charging, HVAC Electric Heat, Oil Heat and Hydronic Heating, Pneumatics & Building Automation Controls, Heat Pumps, and Basic Maintenance,
HVAC Air Distribution, Installation, Flues & Ducts, Advanced Commercial HVAC Systems, and Solar. Additional instruction is provided on management skills required in HVAC business.

This certificate and/or associate degree may lead to a position as an HVACR which according to O*NetOnline ( Occupation Code: 49-9021.01) the median wage in California was $53,630 ($25.79) annually.

The job and wage outlook will vary based on the position selected within this major and based on experiences from entry level, apprentice to higher level positions. To review current salary information and job outlook for other occupational titles, visit www.onetonline.org or go directly to: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

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Laura Alvarado, Ed.D.
Assistant Director, Adult Education Pathways
Jonathan Polidano
Associate Professor