If this is how you would describe yourself, you could be a good candidate for the Environmental Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician Program:
- Enjoy solving problems
- Good mechanical aptitude
- Can work independently and as a member of a team
- Like working with tools
- Interested in latest energy-saving technologies
- Physically fit
As a graduate of this program, you will be responsible for installation, service and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment as well as geothermal, solar, and other renewable energy equipment.
The program prepares you to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification Exam for safe handling of refrigerants. The Industry Competency Exam (ICE) sponsored by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute for HVAC/R technicians is a requirement for all students.
Your coursework the first semester covers the fundamentals:
- Gas, oil, and electric furnaces
- Basic refrigeration and air conditioning systems
- HVACR technical problem solving
- Related electricity
Your second semester coursework will build on what you've learned, with emphasis on geothermal and solar systems, and HVAC/R maintenance, service, and installation. As part of your program, you'll be provided with hands-on technical installation and service situations to complete.
Nationally there is a shortage of HVAC/R installation, service, and maintenance technicians. This is a career area full of opportunity!