HVAC/R & Green Technologies

With classroom instruction and project-based learning, students learn design, installation and repair of HVAC systems and emerging technologies including solar and geothermal in this two-year program.

Students receive extensive training in home energy efficiency and have the opportunity to obtain 10-Hour OSHA Safety Training, EPA section 608 refrigerant handling certification and Universal R-410A Safety training and certification. View the program flyer.

Characteristics of a successful student

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Likes to problem solve and design solutions
  • Excellent attendance
  • Parental support of the career and HVAC/R & Green Technologies program.


Courses strongly recommended to take prior to enrollment or concurrently at home school district

  • Algebra 2
  • Basic Electricity
  • Computer Assisted Design
  • Design and Drawing Production
  • Physics


Curriculum and materials used

Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Textbook, Workbook, and Library Manual


Topics Covered

  • Safety
  • Power and Specialized Hand Tools
  • Compressors, Condensers, Evaporators
  • Piping Materials and Fittings
  • Wiring
  • Energy Sources and Fuels
  • Furnaces
  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Motors and Generators
  • Installation, Service and Repair


HVAC/R & Green Technologies students may be able to receive academic credit in the following subject areas

  • Math 11 (1 credit)
  • Science 11 (1 credit)
  • English 12 (1 credit)
  • Career and Financial Management (1/2 credit)

For more information on the availability of this option, please contact your home school counselor.


College credit available through the program

Alfred State College
BLCT 3453 Plumbing Trade Safety
Hudson Valley Community College
HVAC 110 Refrigeration Principles I (4 credit hours)
University of Northwestern Ohio
HV 101 Service & Procedures I (6 credit hours)
(These credits are only available if the student attends these colleges.)


Related career opportunities

  • Business Owner
  • Engineer
  • Installer
  • Plant Manager
  • Retail Parts Employee/Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Service Technician
  • Green Technologies: Solar Technologies, and Geothermal Technologies


Industry-Based Certification (attainable through program)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Certification (10 hr.)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 Certification
GasTite CSST Certification


Technical endorsement

HVAC Excellence H.E.A.T. Plus
Pass ALL 3 parts of the technical assessment: written, performance and portfolio.


Consultant Committee

  • Alltek Energy Systems
  • College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering
  • Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling
  • Dutchess County Community College
  • Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Herrmann Heating and Cooling
  • Horizon Engineering Associates
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Johnstone Supply – Troy, NY
  • Kool Temp Heating & Cooling
  • Monolith Solar Associates LLC
  • N & S Supply
  • Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #7
  • Save-A-Lot Grocery Distribution Ctr.
  • Sun Dog Solar
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