MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave Community College’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration program is so popular it’s expanding to Neal-Campus in Kingman.
Students will have the opportunity to become Certified Home Air Conditioning Technicians in just one college semester.
“This is such an incredible program and an amazing opportunity for those in the Kingman area who want to join this growing industry,” said Jason Gee, acting dean of career and technical education at the college. “We have state-of-the-art facilities and our instructors are experts in the field to help prepare students to join the workforce immediately upon graduation.”
The college works closely with local businesses and industry leaders to ensure there will be career opportunities for graduates, Gee said.
The College’s certificate program prepares the student for a career in residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Topics will include Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and safety requirements, Environmental Protection Agency certification, refrigeration theory, residential HVAC systems and installation, air distribution systems and ductwork, troubleshooting and repair, including electrical and electronic diagnosis and repair.
The average annual salary for HVAC/R technicians in Arizona ranges between $48,580 and $52,710, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 10% earners in the industry average $78,210 a year.
For those interested in starting their own HVAC/R business, the college also offers an award-winning business program, as well as MCC’s Small Business Development Center to help entrepreneurs from all sectors.
Those interested in enrolling in the HVAC/R program should contact Gee at [email protected] or 1-928-
Image caption: MCC Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Instructor Darrell Pohlman (left) teaches students how to repair an air conditioning unit at one of the state-of-the-art training centers in College HVAC/R. Every MCC campus in South Mohave County is equipped with such facilities.