This six semester, three-year program provides graduates seeking employment in the HVACR field with cross functional entry level skills in two distinct areas of expertise in the HVAC community. Students gain the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills required to safely install, service, and maintain HVACR residential and commercial equipment, controls, and ductwork. Students learn residential system design, mechanical and Fuel Gas Code requirements, sheet metal pattern development and fabrication skills, installation techniques, troubleshooting and repair of residential and commercial HVACR equipment, and maintenance requirements for an energy efficient operation.
In addition to field related skills, students gain oral and written communication skills, computer literacy, advanced computational skills, customer relations, and critical thinking skills through Arts & Sciences and technical course work.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes three years (six 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
Superior Mechanical Systems
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