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Overview & Employment – Heating and Air Conditioning Technology

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.

The Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for entry into the residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry.

Entrance Advising

Due to the highly technical nature of this program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive education experience.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Diploma program prepares graduates to enter the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Degree program or to enter the following occupations:

    • Residential Heating/Air-Conditioning Service Mechanic
    • Heating/Air-Conditioning Installer
    • Heating/Air-Conditioning Parts Salesperson

Completion of the degree program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:

    • Commercial Heating/Air-Conditioning Controls Technician
    • Commercial Heating/Air-Conditioning Service Technician
    • Heating/Air-Conditioning Lab Technician
    • Heating/Air-Conditioning Sales Engineer
    • Heating/Air-Conditioning Parts Manager
    • Manufacturer’s Field Service Representative

For specific information contact the Career and Internship Center or the NIACC Industrial Division.

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