The heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry continues to technologically advance, especially in the areas of computerization and sophisticated control systems. Thus, there is an upward trend in the changing skill sets required for successful service technicians. If you’re passionate about progressive technology and are interested in a satisfying high-demand career based on skill, then the San Jacinto College air conditioning technology program is right for you.
The San Jacinto College air conditioning (HVACR) technology program:
- Is designed to provide students with the necessary skills required to become a state licensed independent business owner/contractor, or for employment in the industry as a technician in residential, commercial and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.
- Is made up of a curriculum that provides the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the fields of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating with initial focus on troubleshooting and service. As the student advances through the program, related topics of indoor air quality, load calculation, system design and industry code standards are also covered.
The Fast Track to HVACR program allows students to complete an occupational certificate in just 16 weeks – one semester.
Upon completion of each certificate, students may become certified with the state by registering with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
Graduates of the air conditioning program will enter a high demand field with excellent wage earning potential. Presently, industry advisors say the demand for technicians has a 10-year backlog, and a 21 percent growth rate, faster than the average for all occupations.
Graduates of the San Jacinto College air conditioning technology program have the opportunity to work as:
- Residential/commercial technician
- Industrial or maintenance technician
- Independent business owner or contractor
- Refrigeration technician
Heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer median salary: $45,4571
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information contact North Campus at 281-998-6150 ext. 7264; South Campus at 281-998-6150 ext. 3777.