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    HVAC

    Contact the Instructor -- Mr. Myers

    Heating/Ventilation/Air-conditioning (HVAC) is big business. In the United States, the HVAC and plumbing contractors industry have combined annual revenues of about $160 billion. In 2009, the Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center introduced a new HVA Technology program to address the growing need for trained professionals in this high-growth industry.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Controls Technicians
    · HVAC Service Technicians
    · Refrigeration Technicians
    · Energy Auditors
    · Plumbing
    · Code Enforcement Officers
    · Electricians
    · HVAC Installers
    · Design Engineers
    · Nanofabrication Technicians



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Basic Electricity
    · Basic Plumbing & Tubing
    · Sheet Metal Duct Systems
    · Basic HVAC-R Systems
    · Commercial Refrigeration
    · Residential Plumbing
    · Energy Management
    · Weatherization

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    Fact Check

    · High school students interested in HVAC should consider taking academic courses in algebra, mechanical drawing, applied physics and chemistry, electronics, blueprint reading, and computer applications.

    · About 54 percent of HVAC mechanics and installers work for industry contractors. About 16 percent of HVAC professionals are self-employed.

    · Employment of HVAC mechanics and installers is projected to increase by 28 percent during the 2008-2018 decade, much faster that the average for all occupations.

    · Median hourly wages of HVAC mechanics and installers was $19.06 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.94 and $24.84 an hour. Apprentices usually earn about half of the wage rate paid to experienced workers.

Last Modified on June 22, 2019