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INTRODUCTION

The air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating technology program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for employment in the industry. Instruction includes a combination of classroom theory and practical experiences. Some of the topics covered in the program include theory, tools, equipment, brazing, basic electricity, engines, troubleshooting, and installation of a basic system. A vocational certificate is issued upon successful completion of this 1,350-hour program.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Residential and Commercial Service Technician
  • Installer
  • Marine Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Parts and Equipment Salesperson

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

Employment in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating field is projected to increase 21% from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average compared to most occupations. Upon obtaining a state vocational certificate and continued training, placement in a professional position in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating field is enhanced.

SALARY

The median wage for Air Conditioning Mechanics is $19.31 hourly, $40,160 annually.