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?
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?
Very bright! SCC can get you on the road to this rewarding and secure career. Technical jobs are the fastest growing segment in our
The program at SCC provides the training, skills, licenses, and an A.A.S. degree essential to enter the HVAC/R field. An exciting career future awaits you with SCC.