HVAC Installation & Residential Service

The HVAC Installation & Residential Servicing program provides graduates with the entry level skills and theoretical knowledge needed to install and maintain the safe operation and energy efficiency of residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

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The HVAC Installation & Residential Servicing program provides graduates with the entry level skills and theoretical knowledge needed to install and maintain the safe operation and energy efficiency of residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

Graduates typically secure jobs as residential, commercial or industrial installers, shop workers, erectors, and service technicians working for existing and new construction HVAC companies. Students learn blueprint reading, load calculations, warm air systems design, mechanical and fuel gas code knowledge, installation techniques, pattern development and fabrication skills.

Students also learn how to service — troubleshoot and repair — residential and light commercial HVAC systems. In addition to field-related skills, students gain oral and written communication skills, advanced computation 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 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:

Controls Installation; Installer; Service Technician

Program Placement Rate: 100%

Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact careerservices@dunwoody.edu.

Recent Employers:

Centraire Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.; B&D Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning; Honeywell International, Inc.; Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

National Median Salary: $50,420

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.

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