HVACR is a course designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a technician in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. Students successfully completing the program will be given the EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate exam. This certification meets the Federal EPA requirements and is required for employment as a technician in the HVACR field.To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years. Adults may complete in one year by attending six hours per day.
Mr. Scott Osborn comes to the HVAC/R teaching profession after sixteen years in public education. He is a graduate of Northland Career Center’s Adult Education HVAC/R program in 2012. Mr. Osborn is certified by Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/ESCO Institute as a Universal Refrigeration Technician in accordance with EPA regulations. He has over six years of residential and light commercial experience. He also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Missouri State University.
Areas of Study
- Use of Lab Equipment
- Basic Mechanical Refrigeration
- Residential & Commercial Heating
- Electrical & Commercial Refrigeration Diagnostics
- Real World Skills/Environment
Dual and/or Articulated Credit
- Program completers can receive up to 40 hours college credit from the Metropolitan Community College through credit by exam.
- Program completers can receive up to 12 hours college credit from Missouri Western State University.
$ 9 - $ 18
$ 9 - $ 21
Home Appliance Repairer
$ 11 - $ 24
Commercial Service Tech
$ 13 - $ 29
Wind Turbine Technician
$ 16 - $ 26
$ 14 - $ 32
$ 15 - $ 38
Regional Sales Manager
$ 17 - $ 38
$ 38 - $ 56
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012 & May 2014New information is now available for Missourians looking for which jobs will be "hot" this decade. The report shows that youth and adults with an interest - and skills - in science, technology, engineering, and math have many bright prospects in Missouri.
The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).