Modern HVACR systems consist of multiple mechanical, electrical, energy management, and electronic components to operate and drive the equipment. Students learn the skills and theoretical knowledge needed to maintain these operating systems as well as troubleshoot, diagnose, and correctly repair environmental and product cooling 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.
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.
HVAC&R Service Technician; Building Engineer; Pipefitter; Refrigeration Mechanic; Apprentice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors; South-Town Refrigeration; Minneapolis Pipfitters Local 539; Cool Air Mechanical, Inc.
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov.