Water and Climate Control Systems are in Every Building

One student installs a shower control fixture on a water line while another student readies the water control cover plate.
Open the valve to the world of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Get your potential flowing as you become a pro at residential plumbing. Heat up your future and learn to control the climate in residential and commercial settings. Master the coinciding electrical and welding skills. Venture into air distribution. Seal the deal with blueprints and drawings.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

  • Plumbing Orientation and Safety
  • Blueprint Reading and Plumbing Drawings
  • Drain Waste and Vent Systems
  • Water Distribution Systems
  • Fixtures, Valves and Faucets
  • Water Heaters and Boilers
  • Radiant Heat and Baseboards
  • Hydronic Installation and piping
  • Carbon Pipe and Fittings
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings
  • Copper Pipe and Fittings
  • Gas Heat
  • HVAC Orientation and Safety
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Basic Electricity
  • Fundamentals of Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration Processes/Piping
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Fundamentals of Heating
  • Forced-Air Gas Furnaces
  • Electric Heat
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:
  • English
  • Science
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • OSHA 10 Construction Industry
  • EPA Refrigerant Handler Certification
Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:
  • Colonial Fire Protection Systems
  • Cullligan Water Treatment
  • ES Systems
  • Hi-Qual Heating and Cooling
  • Isaac Heating and Air
  • John W. Danforth Co.
  • MCC Applied Technology Center
  • Red Rochester
  • Start Rooter
  • Wolf Mechanical

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Plumber
  • HVAC Technician
Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Foreman
  • Energy Systems Control Tech
  • Mechanical Engineer
Postsecondary Pathways
Dual Enrollment
  • Monroe Community College
    • Basic Refrigeration Theory (HVA101)
    • Heating Systems and Troubleshooting (HVA103)
    • Electrical Foundations and Troubleshooting (HVA105)
Articulation Agreements
  • Alfred State
  • Monroe Community College
  • University of Northwestern Ohio


Dominic Corona 
Daniel DeFazio
With a degree in HVAC/R from Monroe Community College, Dan DeFazio brings over 20 years’ experience in HVAC/R installation, sales and service. Prior to working at WEMOCO, Dan taught HVAC/R in the BOCES2 Center for Workforce Development adult education program.  
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Get Started

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.