FSCC Heating and Air
This hands-on occupational program includes a variety of real-world experiences to help the student embark on a career in HVAC. Students will be given the opportunity to sit for EPA refrigerant handling certification and other industry-recognized credentials. The program is overseen by an advisory board consisting of industry representatives and instructors to make sure the curriculum is up-to-date and responsive to current industry practices.
Current HVAC Curriculum
Courses provide detailed instruction on:
- Electrical and Mechanical systems associated with Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems
- Evaluating and determining proper heating, air conditioning or refrigeration operation and capacity to accomplish a particular task
- Air conditioning, heating and refrigeration control and principles of operation.
- Basic maintenance and operation for a system that meets requirements for optimum operation and efficiency
At the end of the program, successful students will be prepared to be entry-level warranty and service technicians for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Graduates will be able to install, diagnose and repair residential, commercial and industrial systems under proper supervision.
from Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009-2011
Heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers face a faster-than-average job growth, so the outlook for the field is excellent, “particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship.”
Workers have many options of workplaces that operate large climate-control systems:
- Service & Repair Shops
- Local & Federal Governments
- Office Buildings
- Stores that sell HVAC systems
Wages for the field range from about $12.00 an hour to $31.00 an hour.
For further information about the field, see the Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm
FSCC is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. Federal programs such as Stafford Loans and Pell Grants are available for those who qualify.
For more information on financial aid assistance contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-223-2700 or visit the FSCC website to download the FAFSA form.
Students interested in the FSCC HVAC Program
Students interested in the Fort Scott Community College HVAC Program should contact Chris Sterrett (Instructor) at 620-232-5644 or Judy Meister (Occupational Recruiter) at 620-704-5905 (Cell) or 620-223-2700 ext. 5247 (Office).