Why Choose the Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Program?
Almost every building has some form of heating, ventilation or air conditioning, and when those systems break it can cause an emergency. Our Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician program prepares students to handle those emergency circumstances with the knowledge, skill and experience to diagnose and repair the systems. This industry is already in high demand and growing quickly, and technicians with integrity and great diagnostic and repair skills can be rewarded with very high wages. Students in CPTC's program prepare for entry-level positions as service technicians, building maintenance technicians, equipment assemblers, and residential and light commercial installers. They get hands-on, work-based training through realistic activities on campus. If you have a passion for fixing things and are looking for an in-demand, high-wage career path, this might be the fit for you. Having the knowledge to diagnose and repair equipment in emergency situations is very rewarding!
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
HVAC MECHANIC & INSTALLER
Median annual pay in Washington:
$53,500 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Program, students will:
- Inspect, diagnose, disassemble, repair, replace, and service various types of residential and light commercial heating/refrigeration equipment with a high degree of accuracy and in a timely manner.
- After identifying supply sources and costs, write an estimate, including service, parts, and labor that is suitable for customers and billing purposes.
- Resolve customer needs, complaints, questions, and challenges regarding heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration equipment.
- Access manufacturing technical support and wholesale supplier technical support to apply manufacturers' specifications in repair and replacement of heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration equipment.
- Work safely and responsibly, adhering to shop safety and environmental standards and best practices.
- Correctly troubleshoot HVAC/R problems in computer fault simulation programs.
- Communicate professionally, courteously, and effectively with customers, fellow technicians, supervisors, and suppliers.
- Present proof of national certifications in basic electrical circuits, basic electrical diagnostics, principles of gas combustion, gas furnaces, electric furnaces, heat pumps, low-temperature refrigeration systems, and medium-temperature refrigeration systems.
- Work independently and in groups to service, repair, test and maintain various types of residential and light commercial heating/refrigeration equipment.
- Use HVAC/R diagnostic equipment and tools skillfully.
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