Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Student Equipment List, Supplies and Books

Equipment List

Before entering the laboratory to work, students must have tools that are used in this particular trade. These will be the personal tools of each student who is responsible for their care and safekeeping. It is recommended that the students have these tools insured under the parents' or the student's homeowners' insurance.

The required tools below should be of good quality and in good condition. Acceptable tools are sold under the trade names: Rigid, Plumb, Stanley, and Craftsman.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • GREEN hard hat
  • Green pants (any style) 2 pair recommended
  • Ear protection
  • Safety glasses with Z87 approved side shields (prescription glasses must have approve Z87 side shields)
  • Gloves (1 pair of leather and 2 pairs of Jersey 100% cotton)
  • Workboots​

Required tools

  • Metal toolbox 8 1/2" x 10" x 21" long with lock
  • Bastard file 12-14" and finish file
  • Combination square
  • Simple drawing compass
  • 2 rolls of Teflon tape
  • Ballpeen hammer
  • 25' steel tape
  • Torpedo level
  • Claw hammer (straight claw)
  • 3/4" cold chisel
  • 3/4" wood chisel
  • 12" channel lock pliers
  • 6" needle nose pliers
  • 7" diagonal pliers
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Set of nut drivers
  • 3/8" drive socket set
  • 8" adjustable type wrench (crescent type)
  • 12" adjustable type wrench
  • Open end or combination wrenches (1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16,1/2, 9/16, 5/8)
  • 6" flat tipped screwdriver
  • 10" flat tipped screwdriver
  • Stubby flat tipped screwdriver
  • Stubby Phillips screwdriver
  • #2 point Phillips screwdriver
  • 18" pipe wrench
  • 12" pipe wrench
  • 12" hacksaw frame (Lenox) and three blades
  • 6" center punch
  • High speed drill bits (1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/6, 3/8)
  • 2 extra 1/4" high speed drill bits
  • Spade bits (1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/4)
  • Set of Allen wrenches
  • Keyhole saw
  • Wire strippers with crimper & screw cutter
  • Pencil reamer
  • Inspection mirror (sm. handheld)
  • Changeable blade utility knife
  • Propane torch (self-igniting) capable of 1700E F. (ex. Turbo Torch)
  • 1 can mapp gas
  • 1 pound wire solder - silver bearing
  • 1 can solder paste (Nokoroe brand recommended)
  • Flux brushes (3)
  • 1" fitting brush
  • 3/4" fitting brush
  • 1/2" fitting brush
  • 1 copper tubing cutter (to cut up to 1" copper)
  • 1 midget tubing cutter (to cut up to 3/4" copper preferred)
  • 1 vise grip 6" or larger
  • Pocket calculator (including square root function)
  • 1 roll plumber's sand cloth
  • 1 3/8" electric drill or cordless
  • 1 50' 14/3 extension cord
  • Carpenter's pencil
  • Scratch awl
  • 2 black Sharpies
  • Chalk box
  • 1 roll electrician's tape
  • 2 sticks welder's soapstone and holder
  • 2 aviator tin snips (1 red handle and 1 green handle)
  • 1 5/16" magnetic hex driver for drill
  • 1 1/4" magnetic hex driver for drill
  • #2 Phillips bit
  • 1/4" x 2" magnetized bit holder
  • Flashlight with batteries

These items may be purchased separately or in a kit, but are NOT available at the campus bookstore:

  • 1 copper tubing flaring tool (1/4" to 5/8")
  • 1 copper tubing swaging kit (1/4" to 5/8") OR
  • 1 combination tubing flaring./swaging kit (1/4" - 5/8)"

Supplies

The following supplies are NOT available at the campus bookstore:

All require deep socket fittings.

  • (16) ½" 90° solder elbows
  • (8) ½" solder tees
  • (4) ½" female x ½" solder adapters
  • (4) ½" solder caps
  • (1) ½" eared elbow 1/2c x 1/2 Fip
  • (10 ft.) ½" type M copper pipe - can be purchased locally
  • (10) ¾" 90° solder elbows
  • (2) ¾" x ½" 90° solder elbows
  • (6) ¾"x ¾" x ¾" solder tees
  • (2) ¾" x ½" solder tees
  • (6) ¾" male x ¾" solder adapters
  • (5 ft.) ¾" type M copper pipe
  • (5 ft.) 1" type M copper pipe
  • (5 ft.) 1 1/4" type M copper pipe
  • (10 ft.) 1/2" outside diameter soft coil copper tube
  • (10 ft.) 3/8" outside diameter soft coil copper tube
  • (6) 1" 90° solder elbows
  • (4) 1" 45° solder elbows
  • (2) 1" x ¾" solder tees
  • (8) 1 ¼" 90° solder elbows
  • (2) 1 ¼" x ¾" solder tees

Books

Throughout the school year, students will be required to purchase certain textbooks that are available at the campus bookstore at a total cost of approximately $600. Each student will also need a 3-hole ring binder with lined notepaper. You may visit the campus bookstore for pricing/ordering information and ISBN numbers.

Third Semester

Required Laptop - shop online.

  • Box of Sharpie markers (10/box)
  • Good quality cordless impact driver 18 volt or higher
  • Good quality multi-meter that will test both AC and DC voltage and ohms
  • Good quality electric meter that will test amperage (you may be able to find one meter that will do amp draw and measure voltages like the multi-meter)