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HVAC Technician - Residential

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This program 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:  1000/37
Normal Completion Time:  37 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment
Transfer Hours

Required Courses:

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


ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • HVACR Technician
  • Process Piping Technician
  • HVAC/Refrigeration
  • HVAC
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Sheet Metal Technician

OSHA 10 Safety
EPA Section 608 Certification

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)