A two-year program aligned with the most current HVAC-R Excellence modules relevant for this geographic area and industry needs and trends.
The program imparts skills and knowledge for the following areas:
- Service and repair of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment
- Systems in both residential and commercial applications
- Emphasis on safety and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements and regulations
Coursework integrates shop operations, job planning and estimating, customer service, professionalism, and ethics. The curriculum is enhanced by the Home Performance with the ENERGY STAR Program, which helps students understand how the house works as a system.
Each CTE program has a Work-Based Learning experience. This means that all students prior to the end of the second year are given the opportunity to be exposed to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area. This internship is designed to connect the skills and knowledge learned in the CTE classroom with the real world requirements of a business. Students must demonstrate good attendance, attitude, internship records, and work ethics, as well as respect for others and property.
CTE has worked with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program worked with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. The colleges WSWHE BOCES has an articulation agreement with for this program are:
- Alfred State College
- Lincoln Institute of Technology
- SUNY Canton