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HVAC Technician

Mr. Wilcox
Mr. Wilcox


Instructor: William Wilcox

Concentration:  AR1600 HVAC Technician

Program Brochure

Program Syllabus

Gainful Employment

Courses:
1752 HVAC I
1753 HVAC II
1754 HVAC III
1755 HVAC IV

Elective Courses:
1602 Air Conditioning Applications
1607 AC Heat Systems
1608 Commercial Air Conditioning

Program of Study Description:
The HVAC Technician Program of Study focuses on careers that will build a knowledge base and technical skills in all aspects of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry. Students will have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered and be exposed to skills to develop positive work ethics.

Course Descriptions:


1752 HVAC I
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of the HVAC industry. HVAC I begins with the NCCER Core curriculum which is a prerequisite to all Level I completions. The students will complete modules in Basic Safety; Introduction to Construction Math; Introduction to Hand Tools; Introduction to Power Tools; Introduction to Construction Drawings; Basic Rigging; Basic Communication Skills; Basic Employability Skills; and Introduction to Materials Handling. Students will then begin developing skill sets related to the fundamentals of HVAC such as Introduction to HVAC; and Trade Mathematics. Students utilize
problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1753 HVAC II
HVAC II will continue to build student skill sets in areas such as Copper and Plastic Piping Practices; Soldering and Brazing; Ferrous Metal Piping Practices; Basic Electricity; Introduction to Cooling; Introduction to Heating; and Air Distribution Systems. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization,
WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1754 HVAC III
HVAC III will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Commercial Airside Systems; Chimneys, Vents, and Flues; Introduction to the Hydronic Systems; Air Quality Equipment; Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging; Alternating Current; Basic Electronics; and Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction.  Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA.
All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1755 HVAC IV
HVAC IV will continue to build student skill sets in areas of Troubleshooting Gas Heating; Troubleshooting Cooling; Heat Pumps; Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices; Sheet Metal Duct Systems; and Fiberglass and Flexible Duct Systems. Students utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in hands‐on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization,
WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1602 Air Conditioning Applications
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in Air Conditioning Applications. Areas of study include mathematical concepts, technical writing skills, technical reading comprehension, career opportunities, personal and equipment safety, fabrication operations and basic compression refrigeration. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to air conditioning occupations.

1607 AC Heat Systems
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in Heating Systems. Areas of study include mathematical concepts, technical writing skills, technical reading comprehension, career opportunities and personal and equipment safety. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and
instruction.

1608 Commercial Air Conditioning
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for all courses in the Commercial Air Conditioning Program of Study. Areas of study include mathematical concepts, technical writing skills, technical reading comprehension, career opportunities, personal and equipment safety, fabrication operations and compression refrigeration. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will utilize problem‐solving
techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to air conditioning occupations.

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