Orleans Technical College: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating (HVAC)
The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating* program teaches the skills required to diagnose, maintain, and repair residential air conditioning and commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment. Students learn refrigeration through work with freezers, cold rooms, and ice machines. Federal environmental reclamation and recycling standards are taught. In the air conditioning and heating portion of the course, students are taught current technology relating to central air conditioning and window units, heat pumps, gas and oil-fired furnaces, and related ductwork. Principles of alternative energy are taught through radiant heat.
Graduates are employable in entry-level positions such as air conditioning technicians, refrigeration technicians, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics or helpers, and general maintenance personnel. The College recommends that students take the E.P.A. exam at the completion of training to enhance employment opportunities.