HVAC Technician

Instructor, Jason Blake

HVAC Technician, Master Plumber, Journeyman Electrician,

Licensed Residential Contractor


Applications for the 2024-25 classes are still being accepted. Applications will be marked in the order received. In the event there are more applicants who score at or above the cut score on the TABE entrance exam than seats, seats will be filled with students who have returned all required paperwork, have filled out their FAFSA's and have paid the $100 application fee and then in date order by receipt of application.

Students are also encouraged to fill out the FAFSA for the 2024-25 school year as soon as possible.

Program Description

This is an evening program from 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm M-F (August to May).  The program provides knowledge and skills required of persons employed in air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and sheet metal business and industries.


Program Entrance Requirements:

  • Ben Franklin Career Center Adult Application
  • Valid Driver’s License/Government Issued Identification
  • 18 Years Old Prior to Second Semester
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test Certificate (GED, TASC , etc.)
  • Score 8 or Above in both Areas of the Entrance Exam (Reading and Mathematics)
  • Payment Arrangements
  • Strong Basic Math Background
  • Able to lift 50 pounds


For Program Specific Questions, Please Contact The Adult Program Offices At: 304-766-0108


Program Textbooks



Bundle: Modern Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 21ST ED.(Text + Digital Library, 1yr. Indv. Access Key Packet)


Program Certificate Requirements:

“C” or better Overall Grade Average

90% or better attendance throughout the program 

Pass One Documented Drug Screening


Employment Opportunities

Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Air Conditioning

Heating and Refrigeration Installation

Maintenance and Service


Program Courses

 Name Number
 Basic Refrigeration Theory  9041
 Electricity and Controls  9042
 Commercial Air-Conditioning Systems  9043
 Commercial Refrigeration Systems  9044
 System Installation, air Distribution, and Balance  9045
 System Diagnostic, Trouble shooting, and Servicing  9046
 Heating Systems  9047


Total Hours: 910  

Program Cost



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