The CTE Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (RHVAC) program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Instruction includes theory and application of basic principles involved in conditioning of air (cooling and heating); filtering and controlling humidity; operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs and connections; and repair of electric/electronic and pneumatic control systems.

    CCAC Dual Enrollment Credits are available through this program.


    The RHVAC program is offered at the following schools:

    Pittsburgh Allderdice High School
    Certifications offered:
    EPA 608 Technician
    Students who are successful in the RHVAC program have the opportunity to earn FREE college credits, as part of this program of study.