Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program
Do you enjoy working with your hands? Does troubleshooting come naturally to you? If you answered “yes” and want to find a career where you can put those two skills to work, consider working in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration industry.
Classes forming now for July 30th start.
Top 10 Reasons to Become an HVAC/R Technician
You want a job where you will be in high demand*.
Every building, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, has a need for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration. HVAC/R will continue to be an in-demand field for new construction or maintenance on existing buildings.
Develop the confidence to succeed.
Many HVACR technicians eventually become on-call for various work sites. Knowing others trust and depend on you for their repairing needs can instill pride in your work and boost your work ethic.
You want flexibility in the job roles you’re trained for.
HVAC training prepares you for a wide range of careers, including commercial and residential HVAC, maintenance technician, building maintenance, or facilities.
You are seeking a Universal Certification with the EPA.
Any individual who is interested in working with refrigeration will need to be certified with the EPA. Our HVAC school prepares you to sit this certification exam.
You want to learn the basics of electrical, plumbing, and building structures.
An HVAC technician needs to understand a bit of electrical, plumbing, and building structures in order to install or maintain the systems within a building. Our HVAC courses teach you the skill set you need to become successful in the field, with a taste of the other building trades you could pursue if you chose to.
You want to work with customers.
Our HVAC training helps you improve your customer service skills and communication ability. Many technicians will deal directly with customers, so these are coveted skills in the industry.
You know you’ll be happiest in a job with room to grow.
HVAC school is a pathway to a career with lots of room to grow. Experience and additional training will allow you to seek more specialized positions, growing and earning more money every year.
You want the opportunity to train more later.
When you’re ready to take the next step in your career and seek the training you need to advance even further in HVACR, Rockford Career College will be there with the courses you need.
You would look great in a company vehicle.
Along with specialized tools and equipment such as a cell phone or laptop, many HVAC technicians are given a company vehicle to drive. Not only will you save money on the wear and tear of your personal vehicle, but you’re going to look good behind the wheel.
You will never be replaced by a robot.
HVAC technicians need problem-solving and a complex understanding of the building and systems they are working on. The variables within the field of HVAC mean that you will never have to fear that your job will be replaced by a robot.
*The projected percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026 for HVACR is 15% (Much faster than average for all occupations of 7%.)
Program length – 10 months
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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program prepares students to seek entry-level employment in the industry. HVACR courses include installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems with a strong focus on industry safety practices. Upon completion, you could be prepared for the EPA certification exam and for entry-level work as an HVAC installer or mechanic.
For several reasons, the career outlook for the HVAC industry is very bright. New construction, new technology and a focus on environmental issues are contributing to demand for qualified technicians.
Demand for HVACR installers is expected to grow by 15% with 88,800 new job openings between 2016 and 2026.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 5/11/2018