Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Climate control is a hot field if you've got the training. Baran's HVAC/R Technology Program training takes you through everything from electrical to plumbing to trouble shooting today's commercial and domestic heating refrigeration/cooling units. Fire up your future with an education in HVAC/R .
Graduates are qualified as entry-level gas heating technicians, oil burner technicians, residential refrigeration and commercial refrigeration technicians who can work for local companies that install and maintain oil furnaces, gas furnaces and both residential and commercial air conditioning systems. Once licensed, you may decide to open and operate your own business.
The HVAC/R Technology Program is a 105.5 quarter credit hour day program (78.5 quarter-credit evenings). Students receive instruction in both residential and commercial service, repair, installation and maintenance. All sections include classroom theory, hands-on lab instruction, and familiarity with National Electrical and BOCA codes. In the first two sections of the course you will receive instruction in the fundamentals of electricity, types of motors, capacitors, controls, wiring diagrams, schematics, tubing, soldering, and brazing.
You will also receive instruction in the fundamentals of refrigeration, domestic operations, window and auto air-conditioning. During the last two sections of the course you'll receive instruction in commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, heating fundamentals for gas and oil furnaces, heat pumps, icemakers, and solar heat. Graduates earn 1,520 hours towards a Connecticut State S2 license, which license may be completed by working as an apprentice for a licensed company in the HVAC/R field.
Out-of-state students should check with their local or state licensing board for hours of credit that may be received towards appropriate licensing in their state for HVAC/R technician.
Graduates of the program will have had the opportunity to take the following certifying tests:
- Universal EPA Certification
- IMACA Certification for Refrigerant
Maximum shop/lab size: 20 students per instructor
Maximum class size: 40 students
Program Length: 12 months days/24 months evenings
Features and Benefits
- 1520 hours toward a Connecticut S-2 License
- Opportunity to obtain Federal IMACA License while in school
- Opportunity to obtain Low Pressure Certificate while in school