This is a two year, half-day technical education program for adults or high school students. It is designed to provide knowledge and skills required of persons employed in the air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and sheet metal business and industries. Students completing the program will develop the skills necessary for entry level employment in the area of residential, commercial and industrial air conditioning, heating and refrigeration installation, maintenance and service.
Planned lecture and laboratory experiences parallel those activities preformed by service technicians in the field and include installing and checking equipment, servicing and replacing major and minor components, and troubleshooting and analysis of individual units and complete systems.*
Topics covered in this course:
Meter usage and safety
Soldering and brazing electrical circuits, controls, and motors
Refrigerant handling - recovery and recycling-safety
Basic heating and humidification systems
Air conditioning and heat control
Basic automobile AC service
Equipment and duct design
Air conditioning system heat load
Heat load calculations
Customer relation skills
Students should be a junior or senior at a high school in Kanawha County. Basic math skills and proof of insurance are also required.
This is solely a secondary program. There are no additional costs for KCS high school students.