Essential Skill Alignment Chart: Heating/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration – CIP Code 47.0201

This chart is designed to help students and parents understand the educational and physical expectations and/or recommendations for the Heating/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. For additional information, please visit the program webpage.

Program Safety & Physical Considerations

  • High degree of self-discipline and focus needed for safety in and around equipment, hand tools, power tools, and other equipment found in the industry
  • Coordination ability to adjust actions in relation to other actions
  • Physical strength and stamina with the ability to lift 50 pounds overhead
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, have no fear of heights or working in closed spaces
  • Learning and work environment with dust, dirt, and debris found in the HVACR industry, loud and sometimes startling noise and moving people

Essential Aptitudes Recommended

  • Eye/hand/foot coordination
  • Manual  and finger dexterity
  • Spatial acuity
  • Forms perception
  • Arm-hand steadiness

 Reading & Language Arts Levels

  • College Prep Reading and Language Arts
  • Follow oral and written instruction
  • Technical reading and writing skills

 Math Level

  • Basic math skills
  • College Prep Algebra
  • College Prep Geometry
  • Math skills in the area of physics
  • Fractions, decimals, measurement, whole numbers

End of Year – 12th Grade Assessment Test


 Industry Certifications

  •  Students will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in the program

Program Requirements & Related Costs

  • Uniform requirements
    • Shirt: $9
    • Pants: $ 25
    • Work boots: $ 40
    • Mechanics gloves: $20
    • EPA 608 Exam: $25
    • EPA R410A: $30 (optional)

Cooperative Education

  • Students who meet all the requirements, including teacher recommendation, grades, attendance, and discipline record
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the job site

Articulation Agreements

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Statewide Articulation Agreements
  • University of Northwestern Ohio

Other Skills

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Ability to visualize in 3 dimensions
  • Attention to detail
  • Extensive problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to do work outside of classroom, especially studying technical manuals
  • Customer Service skills

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