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175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon, OH 45661
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Heating & Air Conditioning

 Heating and Air Conditioning is an HVAC Excellence Accredited two year career and technical education program designed to provide students with hands-on skills and a career in the HVAC field. Students will participate in leadership, citizenship, and cooperation activities.

The junior year focuses on basic electricity, gas and electric heating, the refrigeration cycle, brazing/soldering, air conditioning and troubleshooting skills. The students are also taught the importance of safety, good work ethic, and customer relations.

The senior year builds upon skills acquired during the junior year with a greater emphasis on safety, brazing/soldering, troubleshooting, system design, and installation. Students have the opportunity to participate in on-the-job training. They are also prepared for the EPA 608 Refrigerant Handling Exam as well as the HVAC Excellence H.E.A.T. Exam

Lab Activities May Include:

  • Troubleshooting Gas and Electric Furnaces
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Service of a Heat Pump System
  • Install Air Distribution Systems
  • OSHA training
  • Green energy and heating technologies
  • Refrigeration systems

Instructor - Tim Marhoover

Several students in the HVAC program are preparing to compete in the SkillsUSA local competition to be held during Open House February 14, 2013. Representatives from local HVAC companies will be designing the contest and judging to determine which student will repesent the Pike County Career Technology Center at the SkillsUSA state competion in April.
The competitors will showcase their skills in the HVAC field such as: Gas furnaces, commercial refrigeration, heat pump, soldering and brazing and basic electrical knowledge. These are timed events judged on safety, troubleshooting procedures, tool usage and communication.
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Pike County Career Technology Center
High School Education
175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: 740-289-2721
Fax: 740-289-2527
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