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As the population and economy grow, so does the demand for residential, commercial & industrial climate control systems.

As the population and economy grow, so does the demand for residential, commercial & industrial climate control systems.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians design, install, maintain and repair the equipment used to provide environmental indoor air quality in homes and buildings.  HVAC technicians often specialize  in either installation or maintenance/repair of residential and light commercial HVAC systems.

Career Technical Skills

  • Theories of heating and cooling

  • Fundamentals of electricity

  • Basic blueprint reading

  • Installing and servicing of air conditioners and furnaces

  • Sheet metal fabrication and assembly

  • Soldering and brazing

  • Wiring

  • Duct work sizing

  • Designing HVAC systems

  • Gas pipe threading and installation

  • Electrical and refrigeration controls

  • Oil heat

  • Air distribution and balance

Industry Recognized credentials

  • EPA Core + Level 1 (Small Appliances)

  • EPA Core + Level 2 (High Pressure)

  • EPA Core + Level 3 (Low Pressure)

  • EPA Universal (Refrigerant Recovery)

  • CPR Certification

  • OSHA 10

Possible future

  • HVAC Repair Technicians

  • Parts Persons

  • General Maintenance Technicians

  • Service Technicians

  • HVAC Installers

  • HVAC Salesmen and Women

  • Energy Management Administrators

Other Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program Details


PLCC HVAC is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 20 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


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If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.