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HVAC - R I (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration):

Grade: 11 (Double blocked/1 Semester)

Credit: 2

Industry Credential: OSHA 10, NCCER Certification

Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction

Course Sequence Completion Offered in 2022-23 by taking HVAC -R II offered to 12th grade students.

Do you have a curious mind and wonder about the mechanics of how things work?

Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers, work on heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration systems.

HVAC and refrigeration technicians typically are patient and have an active personality while possessing good communication skills.

Career Pathways: HVAC Engineer, HVAC Design Engineer, Refrigeration Technician, Energy Auditor, Indoor Air Quality Inspector, Solar Technician, Wind Turbine Technician.

Job Outlook: Growth is projected to be about 4% from 2019 to 2029.

Typical Salary: The median annual wage was $48,370 in May 2019.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers,at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited February 10, 2021).