HVAC & Refrigeration Technology


Program Description

The HVAC program prepares students for technical service careers. The focus is on residential and light commercial/industrial environmental systems. Students can earn a Level 1 Certificate. To get the certification, students must successfully complete the HVAC Program of Study. Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences.

The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Blue Print Reading
  • Power Tools
  • Basic Electricity
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC Installation
  • HVAC Trouble Shooting

Business and Industry Partners

Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation · Associated Builder and Contractors of Greater Houston · Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.

Program of Study

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Construction Electrical Technology I HVAC and Refrigeration I HVAC and Refrigeration II

Industry Certifications

  • NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core
  • NCCER HVAC Level 1
  • HVAC Level 1 Certificate – Lone Star College

Possible Career Pathways

  • HVAC Installer
  • HVAC Technician
  • HVAC Commercial Technician
  • Electrician
  • Plumber

Starting Salary

$40,000 - $41,000
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Partners

  • Lone Star College