HVACR Technology

Description of program

HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration) is a program that prepares students for construction-based jobs. If you enjoy working with your hands and like solving problems, this is a profession that you will enjoy. Classroom projects will include team building projects as well as individual work. HVACR professionals work indoors and outdoors on residential, commercial and Industrial project. Trained technicians in this field are in high demand and with average salaries at almost $50,000 annually.

If you are interested in these things, you will like this program

Outdoor activities, building and wiring projects, critical thinking and problem solving

This program is great preparation for the following careers

Construction industry professions, architecture, building science, plumbing, electrical wiring, electrical controls, welding, pipe fitting, and manufacturing processing.


HVACR specialist – $60,860

Available certifications

  • NCCER Core Credential (National Center for Construction and Research)
  • OSHA 10 Construction Safety
  • EPA 608 Refrigerant Usage
  • ICE Test (Industry Competency Exam)

Coursework and descriptions

  • ACM – AC (Architecture, Construction, and Manufacturing)
  • Introduction to HVACR
  • HVAC1 (Introduction to Electricity)
  • HVAC2 (Compression and Refrigeration)
  • HVAC3 (Electrical Components and Controls)
  • Senior Career Pathway Project-AC

Here’s something else you need to know

Each student must complete a senior project that requires you to apply all of your pervious HVACR classes.  Students must design, build and install a duct system in the shop that will be tested for proper airflow and capacity.

For more information on this program

Contact the program director, Ron Engle at rengle@gadsdencityschools.org

Visit the program website