Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

HVAC

Course Description

The HVAC-­R course will provide students with a basic understanding of the theories of heating, ventilation, A/C and refrigeration. The course includes specific training in the individual components of heating and cooling systems, and instruction in electrical, controls and wiring schematics. The HVAC program at SSVT includes: safety, fittings, soldering, brazing, piping, valves, pumps, electrical circuits, refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating principles and theory.

Instructors

Sean Mulkern (Dept. Head)
smulkern@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 123
James Morrill
jmorrill@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 123
Freshmen

The primary focus of Grade 9 will be learning the basic skills that are needed to enter the HVAC field. They will also learn an array of copper skills, such as, bending, flaring, swaging, soldering and brazing

Skills: Proper tool usage | Copper Skills | Electrical Circuits | Fastners

Sophomores

The primary focus of Grade 10 will be on learning residential and commercial refridgeration. Students will also expand on their electrical skills. During this year students will work towards their OSHA 10 Certification Card

Skills: Build Mock Refrigerator | Refrigerant Components | Compressor Testing | Schematics & Diagrams | Walk-in Refrigeration Equipment | OSHA 10

Juniors

The primary focus of Grade 11 is oil burners, hydronic heat, and air conditioning. Students will be instructed in the proper installation, repair, and maintenance of these systems and their electrical components. Additionally students will receive their EPA section 608a Universal certification and Refrigerant R410a safety certification.

Skills: Oil/Hydronic Heat | Air Conditioning | EPA 608a | R410a Safety

Seniors

The primary focus of Grade 12 is gas heat, air conditioning, and heat pumps. Students will be instructed in the proper installation, repair, and maintenance of these systems and their electrical components.

Skills: Gas Heat | Advanced AC | Heat Pumps

 

Local Employers

Alvin Hollis Emcor Majic Air
Anderson Fuel John Hoadley Plumbing & Heating Plumbers Local 12
Cox Engineering Kris Johnson Mechanical Pipefitters Local 537
Ducts Inc. Preferred Mechanical  Sheet Metal Workers Local 17
Enviro Services Maguire Mechanical Reliance Air
Electronics Environment Corp Mass State Plumbing Todd Amelang Plumbing & Heating