HVAC Technician Career Major - Overview

HVAC Technician

HVAC Technician
Career Major Length
1050 hours
Who Can Enroll
Juniors, Seniors & Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:25-10:25A &/or 11:25A-2:25P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,625.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$6,825.00
Book Costs:
$404.00
Exam Fees:
$25.00
Supplies Costs:
$792.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$16/hr

Learn to install, troubleshoot, adjust and repair residential and some light commercial heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This major covers the essential knowledge and skills necessary for troubleshooting and installation of various heating and air conditioning systems and included hands-on labs for various heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems along with electricity, solder and brazing, piping and heat fusion processes. Specialized training for EPA certification in refrigerants is also included. After completing the career major, applicants with at least 1 year of on the job experience may apply to take the Oklahoma Mechanical Journeyman HVAC test.

Career Major Length
1050.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Introduction to HVAC/R: Safety, Tools & Equipment
40.00
Principles of Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
40.00
Piping & Piping Practices
40.00
Refrigerants & Lubricants
20.00
Refrigerant Recovery
65.00
Refrigerant Retrofits
32.00
Refrigerant System Components
100.00
Electricity for HVAC/R
48.00
HVAC/R Controls
104.00
HVAC/R Solid State Electronics
16.00
Heating Systems
100.00
Air Conditioning Systems
72.00
Air Handling
50.00
HVAC System Servicing & Troubleshooting-Residential
48.00
Load Calculations
20.00
HVAC System Installation & Start-up-Residential
75.00
Heat Pumps
40.00
HVAC Preventive Maintenance
25.00
Indoor Air Quality
20.00
HVAC Codes, Regulations & Standards
25.00
Professional Services
30.00
Workforce Staging
40.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • An ability to read and write at a 10th grade level
  • An ability to compute percentages, measurements and simple fractions
  • A basic knowledge of general and physical science
  • Ability to climb ladders and work at heights

Student Organizations

Certifications Available