Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R)

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC-R) program is only one of two progams offered to career and technical education students in Rhode Island. The program is designed to provide an introduction for the many and varied careers within this highly demanding and rewarding industry. This program follows nationally accredited NCCER curriculum for HVAC. Students will be trained and eventually certified in OSHA 10 safety rules and regulations for the use of hand tools, power tools, staging, ladders, rigging and other general safety topics. This is a hands-on program where students will learn and display proper techniques regarding trade mathematics, pipefitting (brazing/soldering), electrical, cooling, heating and air distribution systems.

Students will also learn and display techniques regarding chimneys, vents, flues, hydronic systems, IAQ (indoor air quality), refrigeration, electronics, heating, cooling, heat pumps, controls, duct systems and finally installation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive the Federal EPA608 and R410A certifications for the safe handling of refrigerants. Students will learn and display techniques regarding refrigerants, compressors, metering devices, commercial systems, steam systems, planned maintenance, advanced troubleshooting, blue print reading, system balancing, advanced controls, energy conservation, system startup/shutdown, green technologies and alternative heating and cooling systems.

To learn more information about NCCER, visit http://www.nccer.org/hvac

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