Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), as a technical discipline, has made its transition to the “high-tech” field. Modern environmental control equipment uses advanced controls involving pneumatic, electro-mechanical and direct digital control technologies. Today, common HVAC-R applications include the use of computers and computer network interfaces to facilitate building/space climate control and monitoring.

Presently, manpower shortages exist for qualified personnel. Men and women wanting to enter this field must understand these advanced technologies, their controls and communications networks if they are to be successful in this changing field.

Career Outlook

A wide variety of employment possibilities exist for those individuals who have training in the climate control field. HVAC-R installers and service technicians are always needed to support companies involved in product sales and service.

Program Sequence

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Gainful Employment

Gainful employment information for NSCC’s certificate programs can be found online, including the estimated cost of the program, average student loan debt and types of jobs available.