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The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program trains students to identify and safely use power and hand tools to complete hands-on projects. They advance to learning the materials and equipment of the field while completing more challenging installation jobs. Students receive instruction on electricity, electrical components and controls, and the technical aspects of HVAC, which include proper installation, setup, service, and troubleshooting of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.

Possible Certifications

  • HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Exams

  • S/P2 Construction

  • OSHA 30-Hour Certification

  • Employability Skills

  • Heartsaver CPR

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support for EMT

  • EPA 608 Refrigerant Recovery


Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform. Upper garments (shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) must be purchased through the school's Tech Gear Store. Lower apparel and safety equipment varies by program. The specific uniform requirements for HVAC can be downloaded using this link.

Students who are accepted into the Carpentry, Construction Trades, Electrical Occupations, and HVAC programs must wear the Construction Rotation uniform shirt during the first marking period of their first year. Afterward, they may purchase program-specific uniform items. Refer to the What to Expect section (below) for more details.

Potential Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for students graduating from York Tech's HVAC program.

What to Expect

Students interested in this program will take courses in Carpentry, Construction Trades, Electrical Occupations, and HVAC for the first marking period. After the first marking period, students will apply for full-time entrance into one of the four programs, and they will be accepted based on merit and other criteria. Students who are not approved for their first choice will be assigned to one of the other three programs included in the rotation.

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