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Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Are you interested in how the systems in your home work? Are you mechanically minded? Do you like working with cool tools? Do you like to troubleshoot and solve problems?

The HVAC Academy students will explore a variety of construction trade areas such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical and management. Students use project management skills to learn about design and construction of various types of buildings and use those skills to build a scale model house and other creative projects. Students will also learn about career opportunities, apprenticeships and continuing education requirements to enter construction trade and management careers.

Electives

Students planning to attend a four-year, postsecondary institution are advised to take at least two years of World Language

Certifications

Students can pursue an HVAC apprenticeship in postsecondary programs and complete NCCER certification

College Credit

Students who successfully complete the HVAC Academy program sequence, with a grade of B or higher in academy courses, may be eligible for credits at Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC).

Successful Academy Students:

  • Maintain a C average in all academy coursework.
  • Complete senior level coursework through a work-site experience (students must provide their own transportation) OR by participating in the on-campus (ARL) course of advanced skills, which includes a capstone project.

Senior Level Coursework Requirements:

  • Complete at least 6-8 hours of work-site experience per week OR daily attendance at the Applications and Research Lab.
  • Attend weekly senior seminars at the Applications and Research Lab.
  • Choose a “real world” problem to research.
  • Maintain and submit a journal and portfolio of senior work

Suggested Course Schedule

Below is a suggested high school course schedule for students interested in the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Academy
Grade Level Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7
Ninth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Fitness & Health required Technology Education required Fine Arts available
Tenth Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available Elective available Elective available
Eleventh Grade English required Mathematics required Science required Social Studies required Elective available HVAC I
Twelfth Grade English required Mathematics required Elective available Elective available HVAC II