Students learn the mechanical engineering skills and theoretical knowledge to design and generate construction drawings and supporting documents for energy efficient residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems.
Courses in commercial and residential piping and plumbing design are also taught. Instructors have extensive industry experience and employ one-on-one training with students to provide the skills employers are seeking. In addition to field-related skills, students gain oral and written communication skills through Arts & Sciences electives.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Dunwoody College was the first Minnesota technical college to have its HVAC programs accredited by HVAC Excellence, the largest provider of certification in the HVACR industry. Certification ensures that Dunwoody programs meet or exceed industry standards for quality technical education.
Common Job Titles
HVAC Mechanical Designer; Project Manager
Aver Steel and Heating Supply Co.
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the
Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the
Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov