“Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school” – Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
The constant demand of our environment to be more energy efficient has led to the increasing sophistication of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. As a result, many employers require employees to have formal training and job certification in this field.
The objective of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning field, which includes selling, installing and maintaining residential equipment. The program is designed to provide students with instructions and hands-on training in areas such as: installation, maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and basic design of refrigeration heating and air conditioning systems along with a focus on service operations. The curriculum includes hands-on lab simulations to help prepare students for field service work typically performed by installation technicians, shop service technicians, repair technicians, and apprentice mechanics. The 11-month HVAC program includes preparation for two important certifications for HVAC professionals: (1) EPA Section 608 Certification for Stationary Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and (2) Universal R-410A Safety Training & Certification. Achieving EPA 608 Certification is a program completion requirement. The R-410A certification is not a program completion requirement, but is strongly encouraged.
“Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase during the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations”
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
The objective of this program is to prepare students at an entry level for employment in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. The HVAC Schools program preparation includes installing and maintaining residential equipment, light commercial equipment, boilers, testing and balancing systems and geothermal heat pumps. Students are prepared for field service that includes installation technicians, shop service, repair technicians, and apprentice mechanics.
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