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Program Description

With air conditioning, heating and refrigeration (HVAC) credentials you will be able to install, maintain, and repair HVAC systems. Job responsibilities include selecting, installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing residential and light commercial systems.

Classes cover:

  • Air conditioning
  • Furnaces
  • Tools
  • Instrumentation
  • Residential building codes
  • Residential system sizing
  • Advanced comfort systems

Graduates should qualify for employment as HVAC technicians, HVAC service technicians, HVAC installers, and HVAC mechanics. Because of the rising demand for trained technicians, employment opportunities of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are excellent.

Upon completion, graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams, which demonstrate job readiness to employers.

Technical Standards – These technical standards have been established to inform students of the skills and standards necessary for completion of the HVAC-R program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/ or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

To learn more about this program, contact: 
Navigate@spcc.edu, 704-290-5100

Other contacts:

Ben Dorfield
Program Lead/Faculty, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology

William Spencer
Interim Director, Skilled Trades and Advanced Manufacturing

Dr. Mark Little
Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology

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