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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians also noun as HVAC tech, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems which control the temperature of buildings and homes. Their work may be installing new systems in a newly developed building or the repair and maintenance of already installed systems.
HVACR systems have become more complex nowadays. For this reason, employers prefer applicants with a certificate who are also licensed. Our graduates in the HVAC Technician 150 hour program acquire a working knowledge of the heating and cooling cycles and various phases of the fundamental principles of controls and electrical systems associated with HVAC systems in 150 hours. They also learn the principles and concepts associated with the EPA Section 608 Certificate and, when they successfully pass the EPA examination, they earn their EPA Certificate.
NIU College is an approved testing site for HVAC Excellence, so our graduates can take the HVAC Excellence State Licensing Test right here at our own campus.
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WHAT DOES A HVAC TECHNICIAN DO?
HVAC Technicians are licensed individuals with extensive training who install, repair and maintain Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems. Their work is very essential during hot and cold seasons. Heating and air conditioning systems control the environment we live or work in. Controlling temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings is a must during cold or hot seasons. Climate-controlled environment and refrigeration systems are also needed for the transportation of food and medicines to name a few.
Due to government regulations, HVAC Technicians are required to be licensed. NIU College is an approved testing site for
HVAC Excellence, so our graduates can take the State Licensing Test right here at our own campus.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of HVAC Technicians is projected to grow (15 percent from 2016 to 2026),
much faster than the average for all occupations.
HVAC Technicians perform a variety of tasks that include but are not limited to:
- Install, repair, clean, and maintain HVAC systems
- Install electrical components and wiring
- Inspect and test HVAC systems and components
- Discuss system malfunctions with customers
- Repair or replace defective parts
- Recommend maintenance to improve system performance
- Keep records of work performed
HVAC Technicians can find employment at a variety of places including:
- Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors
- Health Organizations
- Government—state and local
- Educational services
- Non-profit organizations
- Food industry
- Entertainment industry
- Physician offices
- Self-employed workers
- Private organizations
PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)
|Program Duration||7.5 Weeks|
|Program Tuition and Cost||$9,994|
|Completion Document Awarded||Upon successful completion of the HVAC Fundamental graduates have the ability to earn three nationally recognized certificates: EPA 608 Certificate, R-410 A Safety Certificate and OSHA 10-Hour Certificate.|
COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM
|R-410A||Refrigeration||5 hours (4 lab hours)|
|EPA 608||EPA Certificate Study Course||10 hours (6 lab hours)|
|OSHA||OSHA 10-Hour Training Course||10 Hours|
|HV 103||Basic Safety||2 Hours|
|HV 107||Introduction to the HVAC Trade||8 hours (7 lab hours)|
|HV 109||Copper and Plastic Piping Practices||10 hours (8 lab hours)|
|HV 117||Soldering and Brazing||10 hours (8 lab hours)|
|HV 119||Ferrous Metal Piping||10 hours (8 lab hours)|
|HV 121||Basic Electricity||30 hours (25 lab hours)|
|HV 123||Introduction to Cooling||30 hours (25 lab hours)|
|HV 127||Introduction to Heating||20 hours (15 lab hours)|
|HV 129||Air Distribution Systems||5 hours (4 lab hours)|
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Once you consider all the ways you benefit from the NIU College experience, it’s an easy decision to make. Join our NIU family today!
- Lowest Tuition in town
- Small class size – 15 max vs. 30-40 at other colleges
- Weekday or Weekend classes available
- Excellent placement rate – with placement assistance
- Tools, books, work shirt and all other classroom materials included
- Resume writing and mock interview skills
- Community-oriented, family-style setting offering personal recognition