HVAC/R or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology is a process of Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics, and every home and business in the U.S. consist of all or part of the HVAC/R systems within its structure, therefore, providing a rewarding and sustainable career choice for anyone interested in this prominent and indispensable Industry. The HVAC/R Technology Program at North Arkansas College is a three-semester program that provides student training through class lecture, extensive hands-on lab training within our two HVAC/R labs and computer labs, through local internships, and through field service and installation work of HVAC/R equipment.
The HVAC/R Technology Program at North Arkansas College prepares the students for careers in the service, maintenance, and installation of Residential, Commercial HVAC/R, and Light Commercial Refrigeration. Additionally, students will prepare to take the NATE “Core” Exam, the ICE Certification Exam, and the EPA Certification Exam. Students will also be required to participate in the HVAC/R Internship program and completion of their Student Portfolio Project.
Technology in the HVAC/R Industry is rapidly changing, and the HVAC/R Technology Program is right there with that change providing students access to that newest technology. That access includes the latest in smart tool diagnostics and commissioning, the newest technologies used in HVAC/R equipment and automation, and the latest in high-tech ways of providing additional training through Virtual Reality (VR) systems.