Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
Get on the path to a high-demand career with our HVAC/R Technology program.
HVAC/R technicians are in high demand around the country, and that demand is expected to stay strong for at least a decade. You can earn your certificate or associate’s degree in our hands-on program and jump into a rewarding career. You’ll be ready to do anything from repairing heating units to maintaining supermarket refrigeration systems, from troubleshooting electrical problems to planning indoor air quality systems for hospitals. And you’ll earn a great salary while you’re at it.
To get started in a career with sizzling potential, check out the coolest program around.
100 percent of 2012 HVAC/R graduates found jobs
Job availability for HVAC/R technicians is expected to increase by 24 percent, or 219,000 positions, over the next 10 years
Types of Jobs
Commercial installation and service
Industrial installation and service
Residential installation and service
$3,813 – highest starting monthly salary of a 2012 NDSCS HVAC/R graduate
$2,930 – average starting monthly salary of a 2012 NDSCS HVAC/R graduate
Salaries advance rapidly as the technician gains experience and skill
What You’ll Learn
Electrical – control circuits, schematic diagrams, problem solving with electrical test equipment
Sheet metal fabrication
Oil, gas and electrical heating system design, installation and service
Air conditioning and refrigeration design, installation and service
Heat pump system design, installation and service
Building control system design, installation and service
Communication and people skills
Additional Certifications Available
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hopur Safety Training Certificate
HVAC/R Technology Graduates from 2012-13 Academic Year
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