This program is designed to instruct students in the refrigeration cycle, electrical wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting. Students train on oil, gas, and electric furnaces and air-cooling equipment and learn to analyze equipment and diagnose problems. 

Successful and eligible students may interview with local contractors at the end of the course for work based learning opportunities: internships or apprenticeships. These positions can be held during a student’s senior year.

Internship: Working with a local contractor for experience and no high school credit. 

Apprenticeship: Working with a local contractor for approved apprenticeship hours through the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. 

Courthouse Campus

Occupation Opportunities
  HVAC Technician
  General Contractor

Certification Opportunities
  NCCER HVAC Level 1

  EPA 608

  OSHA-10 Certification*

  *required to continue in the course
Credits for this Program Include:
  HVAC I (1 Credit)
  HVAC II (2 Credits)

Preferred Aptitudes
  Physical endurance to stand, bend, and
  stand for long periods of time
  Work with precise standards of accuracy
  Good mathematical ability


Dual Enrollment credit available
pending eligibility.

Heating, Ventilation,

& Air Conditioning