Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.
The Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for entry into the residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry.
Completion of the Diploma program prepares graduates to enter the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Degree program or to enter the following occupations:
- Residential Heating/Air Conditioning Service Mechanic
- Heating/Air Conditioning Installer
- Heating/Air Conditioning Parts Salesperson
For specific information contact the NIACC Industrial Division.
Upon successful completion of the first two terms of the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology curriculum and SDV - 135 Job Seeking Skills, with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.
Due to the highly technical nature of this program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive education experience.