Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)

HVAC mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems 

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that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Heating, air conditioning,
and refrigeration mechanics and installers typically do the following:

  • Use blueprints or design specifications to install or repair HVACR systems
  • Connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components
  • Install electrical wiring and controls and test for proper operation
  • Inspect and maintain customers’ HVACR systems
  • Test individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Determine HVACR systems’ energy use and make recommendations to improve efficiency


Includes Core Curriculum, textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees. 

• Introduction to HVAC
• Trade Mathematics
• Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
• Soldering and Brazing
• Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
• Basic Electricity
• Introduction to Cooling
• Introduction to Heating and Air Distribution Systems



Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees. 

• Commercial Airside Systems
• Chimneys, Vents and Flues
• Introduction to Hydronic Systems
• Air Quality Equipment
• Leak Detection - Evacuation - Recovery and Charging
• Alternating Current
• Basic Electronics
• Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting for Gas Heating and Cooling
• Heat Pumps
• Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
• Sheet Metal Duct Systems
• Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems



Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Refrigerants and Oils
• Compressors
• Metering Devices
• Retail Refrigeration Systems
• Commercial Hydronic Systems
• Steam Systems
• Planned Maintenance
• Water Treatment
• Troubleshooting Electronic
Controls, Oil Heating, Heat Pumpsand Accessories




Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

• Construction Drawings and Specifications
• Indoor Air Quality
• Energy Conservation Equipment
• Building Management Systems
• Water Treatment
• System Startup and Shutdown
• Heating and Cooling System Design
• Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration







Hampton Roads
5505 Robin Hood Road, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23513

Central Virginia
1600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Northern Virginia 
42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166



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Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are closed.