The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC/R) and Refrigeration program designed around the broad area of indoor environmental systems control. HVAC/R is two-year intensive course of study in the general trade’s areas of refrigeration, air-conditioning, sheet metal and heating and ventilation. Projects involve use of various types of refrigeration/air conditioning equipment and heating and ventilation trainers. Safety procedures and proper use of testing equipment are taught in each of these areas. In refrigeration, students learn about typical residential and commercial applications of refrigeration systems. In the air conditioning area, students are instructed on central air systems as well as window air conditioning units. In heating and ventilation, students are involved with boilers, burners, ventilation systems and total environmental control applications. Students learn to assemble various types of duct work and air handling systems. Piping using acetylene and oxygen torches and various solders and fluxes used in the installation of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Uses of various refrigerants and fuel heating oils are also covered. In each area, students cover the basics of each system and learn to assemble and troubleshoot the various devices necessary for the systems. The student will become familiar with the mechanical and electrical components necessary to work in the field. Students learn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations about refrigeration containment and needs for certification. Certification testing is provided at the school twice a year (fall & spring).