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Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) is considered one of the greater developments of the 20th century. The demand for skilled technicians is on the rise as the world continues to focus on energy efficiency. As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning, along with changing technology, qualified personnel are needed both at home and abroad. The HVAC-R program at Seward County Community College is designed to teach the appropriate skills needed for this field. Students train with state-of-the-art equipment and learn techniques to diagnose, repair, and install commercial and residential refrigeration and furnace systems. 

Topics, skills, and concepts:

  • Residential and commercial refrigeration
  • Basic and related electricity
  • Theory of cooling and heating
  • Blueprint reading
  • Safety procedures and proper use of tools and equipment
  • Installation and troubleshooting of equipment
  • Customer relations
  • By working with up-to-date equipment, such as Hot Box, a simulated air-controlled environment, and refrigeration trainer, a simulated refrigeration system.