Heating, Ventilation,  Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

Instructors and students work closely together in a hands-on environment.WANTED: We need you! An additional 20,000 technicians and installers are needed each year to work in a fast-paced, ever-growing, multi-billion dollar industry. A job in the air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and plumbing industry offers variety, job security, respect, upward mobility, great salary, life long employment, and opportunity. HVACR employment can take you just about anyplace in the world.

Where do people in the HVACR industry work?

What do people in the HVACR industry do?

To get started in the HVACR field, you should enroll in the following courses in high school:

Students get real-world experience in the classroom. The stronger the training, the greater the chances for advancement in the field. Either taking HVACR courses in high school or once you get out of high school in a post secondary HVACR training program either public or private.

Scholarships & Loans:

Most schools can help you finance your education with scholarships and loan packages.

Job Placement

Look for programs with high rates of job placement. Often they can find jobs for 100% of their HVACR graduates, at starting salaries ranging from $25,000 to $35,000, depending on the applicant's experience and job location.

How bright is the future in the HVACR industry?

Very bright! Technical jobs are the fastest growing segment of the economy! A secure future awaits you!

Jobs in the $150 billion-a-year HVACR industry are predicted to increase into the 21st Century, as demand grows for industrial, commercial, and residential climate control systems. To maintain or replace older comfort systems, additional new jobs will be created.

The HVACR industry offers well-paying jobs, ranging from $25,000 - $100,000 a year. Sales and business HVACR jobs offer similar compensation. The growing demand for CAD (computer-aided design) specialists has led to higher salaries, often beginning at $40,000 per year.

If you need any additional information or have any questions, feel free to contact:

Contact Information

John Cunningham
Department Head, Instructor HVAC
John.Cunningham@fdtc.edu
843.661.8164