Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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Program Duration

1 year (Three Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Median Arkansas Salary

$33,330 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

HVAC has a new virtual reality training system in addition to its hands-on lab. Learn more about the VR lab.student using virtual reality system


 

About The Program

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning program prepares students for careers in the maintenance and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems as well as prepares students for the American Refrigeration Institute Certification Examination that students must pass to become licensed technicians. HVAC internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the HVAC industry.


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Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

Jeff Smith
HVAC Instructor
(870) 391-3382
jsmith@northark.edu

Northark HVAC student Tony Gomez

“I am interested in a career in HVAC. I have learned how to work on the AC units and how to change gas pressures on furnaces. I hope to one day be an HVAC technician."

- Tony Gomez, HVAC student

Learning Outcomes

  • Students shall understand and follow basic safety standards set forth in the HVAC/R industry.
  • Students shall be able to identify and correctly use hand tools, meters, gauges, torches, electrical, digital, and other types of tools commonly used in the HVAC/R industry.
  • Students shall be able to successfully perform equipment maintenance on residential and light commercial HVAC/R equipment.
  • Students shall be able to successfully install HVAC/R equipment in a residential or light commercial application.
  • Students shall be able to successfully service HVAC/R equipment in a residential or light commercial application.
  • Students shall have obtained the EPA Certification.
  • Students shall have obtained the ICE Certification.
  • Students shall have obtained the NATE Certification.
  • Students shall be able to successfully service commercial refrigeration equipment.
  • Students shall be able to size and fabricate entry level ductwork.
  • Students shall be able to perform load calculations on residential structures.
  • Students shall be able to interpret mechanical and building codes.
  • Students shall be able to follow basic wiring diagrams for HVAC/R equipment.
  • Students shall be familiar with soft skills while interacting with others and the public.
  • Students shall be familiar with “green” technologies and applications.