ITI Technical College

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Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technology TrainingAir Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technology is a comprehensive program that provides students with knowledge and skill-based training to work in HVAC/R positions. It is taught 4 days per week in morning or evening sessions for a total of 8 terms in 96 weeks. The program is 24 months during the day and evening sessions. Students must participate in 360-day or evening class sessions to complete the program.

The objective of this program is to prepare graduates to work as entry-level service and maintenance technicians in the general field of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration. Graduates are also prepared to work in the electrical field and will be able to install, repair, and maintain a wide variety of electrical equipment. Graduates must pass the EPA section 608 test if employment in HVAC is the main objective for training.

Program Overview

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technology Program teaches basic concepts, skills, and terminology for graduates to obtain entry-level jobs in this occupation. The HVAC program is accredited by HVAC Excellence that ensures it meets the rigorous standards and contains the necessary resources for high-quality technical education. Studies include classroom and laboratory work in these areas:

  • Fundamentals of heat transfer, refrigerants, basic electricity and circuitry, and regulations governing HVAC systems
  • Electrical safety, motor controls, basic and advanced programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and the National Electric Code (NEC)
  • Safe work practices and environmental awareness and practice
  • AC load calculations, applications, and troubleshooting of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, wiring methods, and lighting
  • Intro to Personal Computer office applications and computer networking, workplace communications, and one elective course related to each student’s interests.

Students learn to work with equipment and system components on field-grade equipment in classroom and laboratory activities. HVAC certification exams are given during the program to allow students to obtain industry competencies in the area of HVAC/R. This accelerated and hands-on training program is meaningful for students who want to earn an associate degree or improve their industry skills and knowledge in their current positions.

Program Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used in this program include classroom theory and lab sessions that are coupled with an atmosphere solidly based on “real work” HVAC concepts and standards. Studies are individualized and progress is monitored with assignments, quizzes, and laboratory evaluations.

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technician Job Description

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technology Jobs

HVAC technicians work with heating and air conditioning systems that control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes and buildings. They work with refrigeration systems to store and transport food, beverages, medicine, and other perishable items for consumers and businesses. Their typical responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshoot HVAC equipment for proper functioning or malfunctions
  • Maintain and repair existing equipment, components, and wiring
  • Install equipment and systems in new homes and businesses
  • Remove existing equipment and replace it with new equipment
  • Sell annual service contracts to home and business owners
  • Clean and install ductwork for correct functioning
  • Install or replace ventilation equipment and systems
  • Maintain refrigeration standards for home and commercial use

HVAC Industry Career Paths

An Associate Degree in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Electrical Technology prepares students for many career paths. Graduates may apply their skills to their present occupation or become employed in these positions:

  • Residential Maintenance Technician
  • Ductwork Technician
  • Commercial Maintenance Technician
  • Annual Maintenance Contract Sales
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Wholesale Equipment Sales
  • Residential New Construction Installer
  • Factory Technician
  • Commercial New Construction Installer
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Industrial New Construction Installer

How Career Services Help

ITI Technical College is committed to assisting students and graduates in the pursuit of rewarding employment in their field of study. While we cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, ITI works to assist students and graduates with employment opportunities before and after graduation. We believe a technical career often provides a better salary, working conditions, and self-image, which consequently result in A BETTER LIFE for our students and graduates.

Why Choose ITI Technical College

ITI Technical College faculty and staff are dedicated to student success from instructing to counseling. Instructors deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum, and academic counselors focus on ensuring students have the tools needed for success.

Since 1973, ITI Technical College has graduated thousands of students in technical programs. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges to ensure students receive the best education and training possible.

How To Apply

It is easy to find out if the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Electrical Technology (AOS) Program is right for you and how to enroll. Start by calling one of our Admissions Specialists at (225) 752-4233 and schedule a tour today.

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