Sussex County Vocational Technical School District


HVAC-R Engineering prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully enter a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. Students learn the importance of safety and proper operating procedures of all tools and equipment used in the HVAC-R field. Some of the essential trade skills include proper duct sizing and installation, copper and plastic piping practices, ferrous metal piping practices, brazing and soldering, electrical component wiring, reading and drawing construction blueprints, and basic employability skills. Installation, repair and troubleshooting of mechanical and electronic components as well as energy management, electrical connections and automation controls are emphasized.  


Future Jobs & Career Paths 

  • Entry Level Helper
  • Rough-in Installer
  • Start-up Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Equipment Operator 
  • Facilities Maintenance Personnel
  • Service Manager
  • Systems Designer
  • HVAC Sales