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Getting an HVAC Degree at PPCC Puts You Ahead of the Curve

Not all states require HVAC certifications. The Bureau of Labor Statistics advises, "Certifications can be helpful because they show that the technician has specific competencies. Some employers actively seek out industry-certified HVACR technicians."

Tools of the Trade

The majority of successfully employed HVAC technicians and installers get their training from industry professionals in colleges where students are exposed to a wide range of equipment, such as:

  • Commercial coolers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Central air conditioners
  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Boilers
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps

Did you know?

More and more states require HVAC technicians to be properly trained and licensed. Currently the state of Colorado does not have any requirements, however, there may be local regulations. It is best to check with local and state agencies as regulation policies are subject to change.

Earnings Outlook

HVAC graduates earn on average $45,910 a year.

The median hourly salary in 2016 for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers was $22.07. From 2014 to 2024, there are expected to be a job opening increase of 14%(Much faster than average).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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