HVAC

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that by 2022, the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration job market will grow by more than 20% — well above the national average for other occupations. And with this growth, the demand for skilled HVAC professionals who can utilize state-of-the-art technologies and comply with increasingly strict environmental regulations will rise as well.

At Salina Tech, we prepare our students for this by giving them hands-on experience with a wide range of both new and old equipment including, furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, reach-in and walk-in coolers, ice machines and sheet metal equipment. Students will take a wide range of classes ranging from HVAC fundamentals and safety, to compressor controls and troubleshooting.

Students who graduate from this program go on to pursue careers in a number of different areas. Although many go on to work in the commercial and/or residential HVAC sector where the average salary can range anywhere from $40,000 to $45,000, some go on to start their own HVAC business and if successful, their annual income can be much higher.

From installation and repair, to compliance and troubleshooting, in just nine short months at Salina Tech’s HVAC program, students gain the knowledge and skills they need to immediately start earning a competitive wage in the HVAC sector.

What You Will Learn

  • Obtain EPA Universal Certification.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of residential heating systems to include installation, troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial heating systems to include installation, troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of residential cooling systems to include installation, troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial cooling systems to include installation, troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of sheet metal layout and fabrication.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of commercial refrigeration systems to include installation, troubleshooting and repair skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of workplace skills/ethics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think differently.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
  • Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.

What You Can Do

  • Earn an AAS Degree in 18 Months
  • Earn a Technical Certificate in 9 Months
  • Starting Salary – $25,000 to $45,000
  • Careers
    • Service technician
    • Service manager
    • Commercial and residential HVAC technician
    • HVAC installer
    • Sales professional
    • Business owner (self-employed)

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