Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
As more emphasis is placed on energy efficiency and sustainability, the HVAC industry is being challenged to create and utilize innovative methods to heat, cool, and ventilate homes and businesses, whether small or large. Accordingly, today’s HVAC technician is required to possess both a strong knowledge of HVAC systems as a whole, together with a solid understanding of emerging technology and how the HVAC industry leverages that emerging technology in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment.
The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology program prepares students for careers in HVAC technology. To accomplish this, you will be exposed to a wide range of general education and core and advanced technical courses. Program coursework will allow you to graduate with the knowledge, skills and practical experience you will need to pursue your career goals in this growing and changing field. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter the work force as an entry-level HVAC technician.
During your first year, you will receive training in a variety of core industrial and technical skills, such as electronics and blueprint reading. On-the-job work experience during the summer term, together with the advanced coursework during the second year of study, will provide you with a broad and solid skill set that is required to HVAC technicians.
As part of your studies you will learn about:
- HVAC systems as a whole
- Study and perform work on different types of HVAC systems
- Utilize technology in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC equipment
- Diagnose and repair HVAC systems
So whether you’re looking for a “cool” or “hot” career, HVAC technology is for you!