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Median Salary: $43,640

Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 21%

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:

critical thinkers
trouble shooters
not afraid to get dirty

What would you do?

troubleshoot and
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

Get your degree in HVAC/R from Kirtland Community College