Brightwood College in Brownsville Celebrates National HVACR Technician Day June 22
BROWNSVILLE - Located at 1900 North Expressway, Suite O, Brightwood College in Brownsville is one of three Brightwood College campuses celebrating Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician Day June 22. This day celebrates the more than 300,000 certified technicians who inspect, service and install HVACR systems in the United States.
The HVACR diploma program at Brightwood College is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot and repair equipment used in the home and in light commercial industry settings. This program also includes preparation for the following certification examinations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, Industry Competency Exams (ICE) and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to isolate malfunctions in heating, air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration systems, as well as design, fabricate and install ductwork to provide proper airflow in heating and cooling systems, among other skills. The Brightwood College Career Development team will help students in this program to develop job-search skills and open doors to employment.
“Brightwood College in Brownsville is committed to ensuring the economic growth of our community by taking students and producing outstanding employees,” says Campus President Colin Ellis. “We are grateful for the robust partnerships we have with employers who value the skills of the graduates we provide for our local job market.”
A qualified HVACR technician can help homeowners and businesses choose the right energy-efficient heating and cooling system and provide regular maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency. HVACR technicians work in extremely hot conditions in the summer, numbingly cold conditions in the winter and often in cramped spaces, but their work is critical to homeowners and businesses. These professionals provide practical benefits, helping people to save on energy bills, reduce carbon footprint and keep a home or office comfortable throughout the year.
Completion of the HVACR training at Brightwood College can take as little as 48 weeks. Students who receive their HVACR diploma can pursue careers as HVACR technicians, HVACR installer/repair technicians or small appliance technicians. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics 2015 wage data and 2014-2024 employment projections, jobs in this area are projected to grow an average of 14 percent.
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