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About the program

Students in the HVAC-R program design, test, diagnose, repair, and install heating and air conditioning systems. They fabricate and install duct systems and learn the fundamental concepts of electricity and refrigeration. In HVAC-R, students learn basic concepts and theories of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. They read plans and blueprints and they learn electrical skills, sheet metal skills, computer diagnostic fundamentals as applied to HVAC-R, and problem solving skills.

Pressure checking freon lines

Air Conditioner

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Duct work

Course Descriptions

Explore the program

Watch the HVAC-R program video to explore the lab and see the many hands-on learning opportunities that the program provides our students

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Discover career opportunities

View our career tree to learn about the wide variety of professional opportunities students are prepared for upon program completion or with further education

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Dave White

Meet the instructor

Dave White is the HVAC-R program instructor. Mr. White has been at TCTC since 1996, and he worked in the industry for 20 years before joining our team.

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When I decided on the HVAC-R program, my mom was in facilities maintenance and this field really sparked my interest. I enjoy what we learn and how we learn in this program. We receive a lot of industry knowledge through hands-on learning and problem-solving. Because of TCTC, I can get into a job immediately after high school. I’d like to take a maintenance or HVAC job and possibly run my own business one day.

Brandon Baird  

   Lordstown High School

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College credits

Earn up to 48 college credits through academic courses and articulated credit at individual colleges through this program

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Industry credentials

Industry-recognized credentials and certifications are embedded into this program

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Student organizations

Participate in SkillsUSA — which aims to provide students ways to learn and achieve through competitions

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Program supervisor

Have questions or need more information about this program? Contact Mrs. Karlovic at 330-847-0503 x1011

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