The Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Program prepares workers to enter the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration field. First year emphasizes residential service, maintenance, and installation of forced air furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioning systems. Second year emphasizes commercial service, maintenance, and installation of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students will gain knowledge in troubleshooting of electrical controls, motors, service and maintain refrigeration equipment, heating and air conditioning systems.
Well-trained service technicians are in great demand in this rapidly growing trade. Service, maintenance and proper installation are of great concern to the customer. Technicians trained in this field will perform preventive maintenance to keep systems operating efficiently and respond to service calls to perform repairs to systems as needed. Service technicians will work alone much of the time and use their training and knowledge to diagnose systems and perform needed repairs. The service technician must also have good customer relation skills.