Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II

SCED Code: 17056
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 280
Credits: 2
OSHA Compliance Required?: Yes
Non-Traditional?: F

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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


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.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
  • Construction Manager
  • Electrician
  • General Contractor
  • Project Management Specialists
  • Cost Estimators
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer

Pathway Occupation
Energy Efficiency
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanic or Installer

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Mechanical Engineer

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