Help others take back control of their comfort as a Residential HVAC technician! This program will teach you how to install, repair and maintain machines that regulate temperature and ventilation in buildings. It’s more than working on heating and cooling elements though, as an HVAC technician you’ll also learn how to read blueprints to prepare space for pipes and ductwork. Technicians are also tasked with monitoring compliance with local government regulations to ensure that the system is installed in a way that provides for the most effective climate control in the building or space.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love as a Residential HVAC Technician. Other possibilities include:
Principles of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Piping and Piping Practices
Electricity for HVAC/R
HVAC/R Solid State Electronics
Refrigerant System Components
Air Conditioning Systems
Refrigerants and Lubricants
HVAC/R System Installation and Start-up (Residential)
HVAC/R System Servicing and Troubleshooting (Residential)
Indoor Air Quality
HVAC/R Preventive Maintenance
HVAC/R Codes, Regulations and Standards
Intro to HVACR: Safety, Tools and Equipment
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).