# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II (8504/36 weeks, 280 hours)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II (8504/36 weeks, 280 hours)

Course Description

Course Code:8504
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks, 280 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I (8503/36 weeks, 140 hours)

This instructional program teaches students to professionally install, repair, and maintain the operating conditions of heating and cooling systems. Students also explore emerging technologies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, energy conservation techniques, and systems with exempt and non-exempt refrigerants. Completion of this sequence will prepare students for employment in a variety of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) occupations.

Legislation enacted in the 2015 Virginia General Assembly (HB1616) requires each sequence of courses constituting a career and technical education (CTE) program completion to be aligned with state or national program certification and accreditation standards, if such standards exist. To comply with this requirement all Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration programs must be accredited by HVAC Excellence.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Architecture and Construction
    • Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
    • Maintenance and Operations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.