About the Program...

The HVAC program is designed to provide students with an understanding of theoretical information covering the sciences of matter, heat, fluids and pressure. Theory information also includes the components of a basic refrigeration system and how they operate to move heat from where it is not wanted to where it is desirable.

Program Path

  • Required - Exploratory Class

    • HVACR – Exploratory (Quarter Class)

  • Year 1

    • HVAC Technology I (Full Year Course)

  • Year 2

    • HVAC Technology II (Full Year Course)

Running Start College Credits


  • OSHA 10

  • EPA 608

Topics of Study

HVAC Technology I & II Topics of Study

  • Workplace Safety

  • Career readiness and professionalism

  • Basic Electricity and Schematics

  • Oil burners and heating equipment

  • Gas heating equipment

  • Air conditioning

  • Refrigeration

  • Hydronics

  • Piping

  • Ductwork

Career Pathways

Career Path

  • HVAC Sales Representative

  • AC Systems Designer

  • Sheet Metal Apprenticeship

  • HVAC Apprenticeship in Installation & Service

  • Gas System, Oil Burner, Appliance, or Refrigeration Technician

College Path

  • Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Certificate

  • Advanced HVAC Certificate

  • Associate of Applied Science in Air Conditioning

  • Associate of Applied Science in Refrigeration

  • Associate of Applied Science in HVAC

  • Bachelor of Science in HVAC

College to Career Path

  • HVAC Engineering Technicians

  • HVAC Applications Engineer

  • HVAC Systems Controller

  • HVAC Estimator

Meet the Educator

Mr. John Mastroianni


  • 24 Years of experience in the HVAC industry

  • Post-secondary Instructor for 10 years

  • HVAC

    Teacher at Spaulding High School since 2017


  • HVAC Certificate from Porter and Chester Institute

  • CTS License Heating Piping and Cooling Trade

  • OSHA 10 Certification

  • EPA608 Proctor

  • Alt 4 Teacher Certification Program in HVAC

Other Interests

  • Spending time with friends and family.

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