Climate Control and Energy Systems
Heat up your passion for Climate Control
Students in the climate control and energy systems program learn about the highs and lows of heating and cooling. We teach you how to install heating and cooling equipment and how to repair heating and cooling equipment. Our program also teaches you about solar and wind energy. These natural resources not only come from above but below as well. You will explore geothermal systems and learn how the ground beneath your feet can help heat and cool a home. Our dedicated and knowledgeable instructor guide you through this curriculum while simultaneously preparing you for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Federal #608 license and OSHA10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certifications.
You will learn how to do this on:
• Furnace and air conditioning equipment **Some Courses**
• Sheet metal fabrication equipment also qualify as
• Electrical equipment college credit!
• Plumbing equipment
• Hand and power tools
• Solar and wind energy equipment
College or Trade School Program Options for Climate Control and Energy Systems Majors
Lorain High’s Climate Control and Energy Systems program prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs in construction engineering, construction management, residential building and renovation. You can choose either a trade school or traditional college to complete a certifi cation or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level programs.
Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
- Certification | One year or less, consider getting ESCO #608 licensure to work with federally regulated refrigerants.
- Associate degree | Two years
- Bachelor’s degree | Four years
- Master’s degree | Six years
Multiple career options exist for students in this field of study. Some careers require certification completion, while others require higherlevel degrees. Possible job titles for you after college could be electrician, plumber, HVAC specialist, construction management or alternative energy specialist. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls.gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more.