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Heating, Ventilation, And Air Conditioning (HVAC) (UC "c")

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Learn maintenance, overhaul, repair, and adjustment of residential and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units. Students work on real equipment in the classroom and throughout the campus as aides to the SVCTE staff. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:
  • Use specialized tools of the trade
  • Understand theory and application of the basic principles of cooling, air, electrical fundamentals and controls, and diagnosis of unit malfunctions
  • “Green Building Technology” 
  • Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting Skill
  • Use computers to enhance the HVAC skills needed for entry level technicians
  • Business and Employability Practices
  • Repair heating, refrigeration and air condition equipment
  • Communicate with customers
  • Reclaim and recycle refrigerant
  • Training that gives students valuable skills that can lead to financial and job security
  • Learn how to properly bend and solder copper tubing
  • Electrical circuits and Relays

Class Benefits

  • 30 high school credits earned per year
  • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

Certifications Earned Within the Class

  • Class completion certificate
  • Level One HVAC Technician, Green Certification
  • Morrell Foundation Tool Kit Scholarship
  • College credit from San Jose City College with grade B or above
  • OSHA 10
  • EPA 608

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • HVAC installer (commercial, residential)
  • HVAC technician (Level 1) 
  • Commercial maintenance technician
  • Refrigeration maintenance technician
  • Refrigeration installer
  • Union Apprenticeship