Shared Time

Application Closed. Deadline to apply was April 8.

Freehold Location:

21 Robertsville Road, Freehold 07728


Phone: 732-462-7570
Fax: 732-294-0569


Mr. Mark Howie

High School Program Description

The curriculum is designed to provide High School students with practical and theoretical knowledge of refrigeration, heating, ventilation and air condition systems. The technical course combines classroom theory with practical, hands-on training. This course is intended to prepare students for professional and technical career opportunities.

Career Pathways


  • Heating and air conditioning systems designer/installer

  • Residential heating and air conditioning systems service and maintenance contractor

  • Commercial refrigeration systems repair technician. Certified heat pump technician

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Demonstrate how to read a Pressure

  • Temperature chart

  • Diagram a basic refrigeration system

  • Name the basic components of a refrigeration system

  • Explain Superheat and Sub-cooling

  • Demonstrate how to use a Voltmeter, Ammeter, Ohmmeter, Multi-meter and charge an A/C system

A man in a workshop, focused on working on a machine.

Important Qualities

Responsibility/Direction: HVACR Helper must be able to follow directions and protocols.

Communication Skills: HVACR Helper must work closely with the technician and costumer.

Listening Skills: HVACR Helper must have good listening skills. They need to listen to the costumer to help identify the problem and the technician for directions on what to do on the job.

Organizational Skills: HVACR Helper must have excellent organizational skills. They should have the correct tools on the job and keep their work vehicle organized.

Continuing Education

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology*

  • Mercer Community College

  • Raritan Valley Community College

  • *Articulation

High School Credits Earned

Level 1


10 credits

CTE Math I

5 credits

ICTE Science I

5 credits

Level 2


10 credits


5 credits

ICTE Science II

5 credits


40 Credits

College Credits

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology, Mechanical Systems:
Introduction to Refrigeration
Total: 5 credits*

Students who sign up with Penn Tech receive these credits at completion of program

Certificates Upon Graduation

MCVSD Program Certificate
EPA 608 Certification

Additional Information

NJ Average Wages - $8.00-$12.00/hour to start (as of 2013)