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.
A certificate option is also available: HVAC Installation
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
Honeywell; Centraire; B&D Plumbing and Heating
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