HVAC Training

HVAC Training

HVAC Training

The HVAC program provides students with the education and training to enter careers as climate control technicians. It is offered with a two-year or three-year track because of the large number of credits required.

Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning program is in high demand. People and businesses depend on these systems and must keep them in good working order, regardless of economic conditions. As a result heating, ventilation and air-conditioning is a recession-proof career.

This multi-disciplinary program includes heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electricity. Through problem solving, inquiry and analysis skills gained while in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning program, students are prepared to become industry leaders. Upon satisfactory completion, the graduate is prepared to enter the field to design, install, service, maintain and troubleshoot residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

What to Expect With a HVAC Program:

  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams, wire control systems from electrical diagrams, set controls, design controls systems and diagnose and repair faults in electrical control systems
  • Properly size HVAC systems, design HVAC systems, correctly install HVAC system components, install heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems following the relevant codes and industry practice
  • Articulate the purpose and operation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system components, the operation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, diagnose, repair faults and perform maintenance on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Demonstrate positive work traits and good customer skills, and continue to upgrade their knowledge and skills

What You Must Know With HVAC Training

  • The physical strength to maneuver and/or lift heavy objects.
  • Good manual dexterity. Be able to climb a ladder.
  • Adequate vision for reading instructions and blueprints and should not have color blindness (Adaptive equipment acceptable.)
  • Ability to visualize and portray ideas graphically.
  • Students should be aware that many employers will require criminal background checks and a clean driving record.

Opportunities

HVAC contractors, gas utilities, oil companies, in-house heating, ventilation and air-conditioning departments in large commercial buildings, property management companies, hospitals, manufacturers and wholesale and retail sales and design. Specialty areas include DDC controls, air balancing, cryogenics, clean room and operating room systems.



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