Assistant of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology.
The objective of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration and ventilation industry. This program focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation industry, and demonstrates elements of the industry such as planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, the underlying principles of technology, and health, safety and environmental issues.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging standards and relevant technical skills. It also provides awareness of work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills. The content includes but is not limited to designing, testing, and repairing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and cooling (HVAC) systems.
Program tuition includes on-site testing for the EPA 608 technician certification. Upon passing the test, the student can be employed as a Certified Technician. Without this certification the graduate is limited to employment of working for a certified technician. The student should obtain EPA certification prior to leaving school to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants. The certificate is issued by ESCO Institute.