Partnered with the industry leader TRANE, the HVAC Program works in collaboration with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a network of education providers and corporations that support, advance, and validate new and emerging technology skills, to support and advance teaching with the most up-to-date technology available. Students receive hands-on training with experts in the field gaining the knowledge and skills to enter the field.
The 3,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art HVAC equipment for residential, commercial, and controls applications.
Graduates enter the workforce with the necessary skills to work with engineers, designers, clients, and management, as well as interpersonal skills such as communication and working with others.
Program graduates will be able to:
- Work safely and responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards that apply to HVAC.
- Identify HVAC equipment and system components, their functions, and their relationship within a system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electricity and their application in HVAC components and systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the refrigeration cycle and the airflow distribution process.
- Read, interpret, and communicate technical information, including blueprints, diagrams, terminology, and processes that are used in the HVAC field.
- Apply troubleshooting skills, using appropriate calculations and tools to diagnose, repair, and perform maintenance on heating and cooling systems.
- Demonstrate professionalism and customer service skills relevant to the HVAC service community.