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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program
 HVAC / 1
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC). It provides students with project-based experiences in residential and commercial heating systems. Technical instruction includes an orientation, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the basic theories and applications of electricity and thermodynamics, and the operational, troubleshooting, and maintenance techniques used for heating systems.
 
HVAC / 2
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in residential and commercial ventilation and refrigeration. Technical instruction includes an introduction and reviews of resource management, employability skills, trade mathematics, and thermodynamics. Emphasis is placed on the generation and modification of electricity for HVAC systems, wiring principles and procedures approved by the National Electrical Code (NEC), operational techniques for ventilation and refrigeration systems, and troubleshooting techniques for refrigeration systems.
 
HVAC / 3
This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in air conditioning and integrated systems. Technical instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, and employability skills, as well as introductory entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on cooling control systems, commercial air conditioning, integrated systems, and lab work focusing on the service, diagnostic, and repair techniques used in the HVAC industry.
 
 
 
 
Plumbing Program
Plumbing / 1
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of two designed for plumbing. It provides students with project-based experiences in basic plumbing according to the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Los Angeles Plumbing Code requirements.  Technical instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety rules and regulations, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the proper selection and use of plumbing materials (including sustainable and green products) and tools, pipefitting techniques, components of the sanitary drainage, vent and storm water drainage systems, the sizing techniques for sanitary drainage and vent piping, and plumbing traps.
 
Plumbing / 2
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of two designed for plumbing. It provides students with project-based experiences in basic plumbing according to the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Los Angeles Plumbing Code requirements. Technical instruction includes an introduction, and reviews of workplace safety rules and regulations, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the sizing techniques for water supply piping, water supply protection, proper selection and use of fixtures and appliances, testing and inspection techniques, and the basic procedures for plumbing a house. Basic entrepreneurial skills and the use of sustainable and green materials and technology are also covered in the instruction.