Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Learn in a state-of-the-art lab and test your skills and knowledge at competitions held by SkillsUSA, a national organization of career and technical students.

Successful HVAC/R students have also been awarded scholarships to further their education.

Students completing the HVAC/R program are prepared to test for federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification.

Academic prerequisites

  • Strong math, science and English skills are preferred
  • A good attendance record 
  • Positive attitude

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school