Heating and Air Conditioning

Course Title: Heating And Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Course Instructor: Ryan Mcguinness
Number of Credits: 3 per semester
Semesters Offered: 4 semesters
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and English 10
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Ivy Tech Community College

Course Description:
The Heating and Air Conditioning Program helps students prepare for and explore career opportunities related to occupations in Heating and Air Conditioning.  Study in this field will include tools, safety, electrical circuits, proper handling of equipment, temperature control, installation of equipment, sheet metal layout and design, and work attitudes.  Students are required to furnish their own coveralls and start to accumulate their own hand tools.

Second year seniors may take part in a cooperative work experience second semester with acceptable teacher recommendation, attendance, and grades.  Students must provide their own transportation and tools.

Dual Credit Information for 2023-24

Dual credit offerings are subject to change at the discretion of postsecondary partners, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, The Indiana Department of Education, or the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education.

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College Year
HVAC 100 Introduction to HVAC Technology 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HVAC 101 Heating Fundamentals 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1
HVAC 103 Refrigeration I 3 Credits Ivy Tech Community College Year 1

Academic Standards for Success

  • Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
  • Solve abstract and practical problems by applying and adapting a variety of strategies. Monitor progress and evaluate answers in terms of questions asked.
  • Solve problems using algebraic expressions and symbols to represent relationships, patterns and functions of different types.
  • Use well-formed sentence structures (e.g., parallelism, connectives, and relative clauses) to indicate relationships between and among sentence elements.
  • Release time for students who are approved; paid on-the-job experi­ence
  • Opportunity to be employed in a marketing-related occupation and apply attitudes, skills, and knowledge from school-to-work
  • Full year enrollment
  • Recommendation from business teacher or counselor required
  • Approval is required by the department chairperson
  • Students must be members of DECA (an association of marketing students)

Area 31 Eligibility Statement

Read the Eligibility statement here.

NOTE: Required prerequisites include the successful completion of Algebra I and English 10 for academic credit.