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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

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Consider Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R), a field that offers good pay without a B.A. Spokane Community College's HVAC/R program leads to the Associate in Applied Science degree. HVAC/R professions are about improving your life, not just about finding a job.

What is the HVAC/R industry?

The HVAC/R industry manages indoor environments, designs, builds, installs, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs indoor comfort and cooling systems year-round.

The HVAC/R industry is a $150 billion per year business nationally and employs millions of people around the globe.

Why should you be interested in a career in the HVAC/R industry?

HVAC/R is a necessity today for personal comfort, medical health, food preservation, water supply and work productivity. In fact, all human activities rely on HVAC/R in one way or another. This industry will produce thousands of new jobs in the next decades as market for these products expand.

HVAC/R technicians plan, install and maintain the climate control systems that make our environment more comfortable and functional. These jobs are plentiful thanks to the construction boom and the continual need to upgrade existing systems for greater cost and environmental efficiency. The HVAC/R field also offers variety, job security, respect, upward mobility, great salary, life long employment, and opportunity. HVAC/R professionals can use their skills just about any place in the world.

Why is HVAC/R important?

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Homes, office buildings, industrial plants, airplanes, cars and computer technology all rely on complex HVAC/R systems to create and maintain safe, healthy and comfortable living and working environments. Many industrial, medical, technical and commercial processes also depend on sophisticated heating, cooling air quality and ventilation systems. HVAC/R technicians are problem solvers - experts who contribute to making equipment work better, more efficiently, quicker, and less expensively.

How bright is the future in the HVAC/R industry?

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Very bright! SCC can get you on the road to this rewarding and secure career. Technical jobs are the fastest growing segment in our economy. An exciting career future awaits you with SCC.

Jobs in the $150 billion-a-year HVAC/R industry are predicted to increase as demand grows for industrial, commercial, and residential climate control systems. To maintain or replace older comfort systems, additional new jobs will be created.

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that job prospects for HVAC/R mechanics and installers are expected to be good, particularly for those with technical school training. Employment of technicians and installers are expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through the year 2012. As the population and economy grow, so does the demand for new residential, commercial, and industrial climate-control systems. People and businesses depend on their climate-control systems and must keep them in good working order, regardless of economic conditions.

The program at SCC provides the training, skills, licenses, and an A.A.S. degree essential to enter the HVAC/R field.

Consult the official program outline
for more information about this program.
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Phone:(509) 533-7155/7156 or 1-800-248-5644 ext. 7155/7156
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