August 25th, 2020
Introduction to HVAC program scheduled to begin on September 7th at GC
Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering a new program, introduction to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) this fall. The program is scheduled to begin on September 7th and classes will be held at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.
The introduction to HVAC program includes three courses: OSHA 10, electrical theory and application for HVAC, and CFC EPA 608 refrigerant recovery. This program takes three months to complete and individuals will obtain an ESCO Group-Employment Ready Certification upon completion.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic Job Outlook, a 15% growth among the region is expected, with annual wages ranging from $39,000 to $67,000, for HVAC installers and HVAC mechanics.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Its goal is to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality. HVAC system design is a subdiscipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
HVAC is an important part of residential structures including: single-family homes, apartment buildings, hotels, senior living facilities, and medium-to-large industrial and office buildings and hospitals. Vehicles such as cars, trains, airplanes, ships and submarines - where safe and healthy building conditions are regulated with respect to temperature and humidity, using fresh air from outdoors – are also critical components of HVAC system design.
Entry to the program requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
For additional information on the HVAC program or to register, please contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3136.