New partnership gives Scarborough HS students hands-on training in HVAC

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A new partnership with Lone Star Community College is giving some HISD students a leg up on high-demand careers in the HVAC field.

Students taking the dual-credit course on HVAC (which stands for “heating, ventilating, and air conditioning”) are now in their second semester of the class at Scarborough High School. In it, they receive both classroom instruction and time in the lab, where they get hands-on experience with air conditioning units, electrical wiring boards, and other equipment.

“After you complete this two-year program, you get a job, I think, starting at $18 (an hour),” said participating student Christopher Avalos, “which is really good for a high-school graduate.”

Scarborough is also a FUTURES Academy school offering specialized instruction in networking and computer administration.