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HVACR technician program student at SJVC Ontario

HVAC Technician: A Career Guide

by Raja Tahir on July 18, 2018

Are you interested in a hands-on career that requires solid mechanical and troubleshooting skills? If so, then becoming an HVAC (or HVACR) mechanic and installer might be the right career for you. What does an HVACR technician do on the job? HVACR technicians — which stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration — are

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HVACR instructor trains students on the ins and outs of the industry

by Nyla on March 15, 2018

Gary Dover did not plan to be a teacher. “It never occurred to me,” he admits. His dad Bobby had a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) business and he fully expected to follow those well-placed footsteps. “From 12 years old until I was 18, I worked on jobs with him,” says Gary. And, as

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Ontario HVAC graduate Frank Guerrero

HVAC-R graduate has powerful strategy for finding jobs

by Nyla on September 28, 2017

“From day one, I knew I had to start at the bottom,” says Frank Guerrero of his long-term plan for success in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration business. He knew he wouldn’t be there for long. Frank had started the HVAC-R program at the Rancho Cucamonga (now Ontario) campus in 2014 after several

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HVAC program student with equipment

HVAC Jobs Expected to Grow Through 2022

by Susie on June 6, 2016

A recent article published on career.org shows that the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) mechanic and installer jobs to increase significantly through 2022 – at almost twice the growth rate of employment overall. Why such rapid growth? APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sheds some light

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HVAC-R training at SJVC

HVAC-R training can get you started in a new technical career

by SJVC on March 17, 2015

Working in the HVAC-R industry could be the career you’ve been looking for. If you enjoy working with your hands, like diagnosing problems and repairing things, then this might be a career you want to consider. What is HVAC-R? The acronym “HVAC-R” stands for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. An HVAC-R professional specializes in

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Temecula’s First HVAC-R class graduates

by Nyla on February 24, 2014

Among January’s graduating class of 126 students, 8 held the distinction of being the first Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program graduates to walk across the stage to claim their degrees. The 88-graduates who participated in the ceremony held at the Rancho Community Church, finalized their career training goals in front of 1,200 friends

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HVAC senior students think ‘Legacy’

by Nyla on January 1, 2014

During the last 2-weeks of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning-Refrigeration program, seniors participate in a test-out of hands-on procedures that review everything they have learned during the previous 14-months. The Visalia program has many A/C and heating units on which they might be tested, but students about to graduate wanted to up the ante with

Posted in Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / News and Events / Visalia