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Do you like working with your hands and figuring out what makes things work? Would you like a career where there's always a need for skilled workers? If so, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology could be a perfect fit for you.
Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity and total air quality in all types of buildings. Refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine and thousands of other perishable items.
New laws require highly trained workers who can keep up with environmental regulations — and in Texas, there’s always a need for technicians who can keep air conditioners running.
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists heating and air conditioning mechanics as one of its high-growth areas this year, projecting 3,430 job openings at an average salary of $21.09 per hour.
America's Career Infonet projects job growth increase over the next decade of 22 percent for HVAC mechanics and installers. High job increase is defined as annual growth over 10 percent.
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Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology.
Degrees and Certificates in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration TechnologyCedar Valley College and Eastfield College
Find out more about the:
EPA Certification and State Contracting License Exams
You can also prepare for and take the certification exam for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician’s EPA license (regulated by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) at both Cedar Valley and Eastfield colleges.
Preparation for the state of Texas’s license for heating and air conditioning contractors is also periodically offered.