HVAC/R is offered at the Kirtland M-TEC site in Gaylord.
Median Salary: $45,110
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 14%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A hot career in a cool field
Environmental awareness, advancements in technology, and concentrated consumer demand have made the HVAC/R industry extremely specialized. The field is expanding every day.
You could become an expert in HVAC/ R with an associate’s degree or a certificate through Kirtland Community College’s M-TEC in Gaylord.
Instructors at the M-TEC are experienced, industry-trained experts. They will share their experience and deliver an individual training program that will allow you to thrive in your career.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
not afraid to get dirty
What would you do?
service heating and cooling systems
Be an expert in HVAC/R
Airtight building practices make the understanding of air movement and air system balancing more important than ever. Kirtland’s specialized HVAC/R lab has modern equipment so you’ll be ready for whatever you may encounter in the field.
Your specialized air and exhaust skills will make you a valuable employee or in-demand contractor. In the classroom and then in the lab you will learn everything necessary to have you ready to tackle:
operation, maintenance and service of heating and cooling systems
blowers, purifiers, humidifiers, and air system balancing
exhaust methods such as chimneys, vents and flues
supply and make-up air
Where would you work?
for a contractor
in a large building
on a campus (business or government) with multiple buildings
Licensing requirements for employment
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) certifications available – HVAC levels 1 through 4. COR certifications, which include basic safety, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawings, basic rigging, communication skills, employability skills, materials handling, EPA refrigerant certification.
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