Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Program Overview

  • The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Program is designed to prepare students for employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Upon completion of this program, students are knowledgeable in all of the major areas of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration trade necessary to repair and install today's high tech equipment.

    In each area, students cover the basics of each system, and learn to assemble and troubleshoot the various devices necessary for the systems. The student will become familiar with the mechanical and electrical components necessary to work in the field.

    Students learn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations about refrigeration containment and needs. The school provides certification opportunities twice a year, in the fall and in the spring, by an outside agency.

Diman Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Program


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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Commercial or residential HVAC/R apprentice
    • Ductwork installer
    • HVAC/R supply person
    • Apprentice HVAC/R technician
    • HVAC/R installer trainee
    • Assistant maintenance technician
    • HVAC/R technician
    • System designer
    • Project cost estimator
    • Apprentice HVAC/R engineer
    • Assistant facilities manager
    • Assistant project manager
    • HVAC/R engineer
    • Design engineer
    • Facilities manager
    • Project manager
    • Senior system designer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
    • Refrigeration Tools & Materials
    • Soldering & Welding Equipment
    • Basic Refrigeration System
    • Refrigerants
    • Domestic Refrigerator & Freezers
    • Pipe Fitting
    • Install & Service Small Hermetic System
    • Electrical-Magnetic Fundamentals
    • Electrical Circuits & Controls
    • Electrical Motors
    • Steam Type Service Valves
    • Gauge Manifold
    • Refrigerant Controls
    • Commercial Systems
    • Commercial Systems Application
    • Commercial Systems-Installing & Servicing
    • Automobile Air Conditioning
    • Commercial Systems Heat Loads & Piping
    • Blueprint Reading

In the News

  • Diman announces state OVS

    Congratulations to Corey Cuvellier from Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration as Diman's nominee for the the prestigious Massachusetts Outstanding Vocational Student Award. (2/26/21)

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  • Donations to Diman do double duty

    One donation benefited two shops recently at Diman, when Liberty Utilities donated equipment to both the Plumbing program and the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program. The equipment was donated in March of 2018 and included two unused furnaces, a used furnace, an air condenser, and a pair of industrial-sized heaters. (3/27/18)

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  • Single, foster mom winner of Fall River home built by Diman students

    A single, foster mom of three children has her shot at moving out of her apartment and into her own home. Donna Handler’s number was chosen by lottery Friday afternoon to purchase a home on Duluth Street built by the students of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (5/30/17)

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