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Temecula HVACR program student Alejandro Lopez

Military veterans find comradery in HVACR program

by Nyla on May 14, 2019

Among all the programs SJVC provides, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) is one that attracts many military veterans. “From the first day of class, during introductions, I noticed how many students were veterans,” says Alejandro Lopez, who is on target to graduate in August from the HVACR program on the Temecula campus. “You

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Temecula HVACR instructor Oscar Aparicio

Temecula HVACR students have a true role model in Instructor Aparicio

by Nyla on May 7, 2019

As a Marine Corp veteran, Oscar Aparicio knows first-hand how difficult it can be to re-enter society after military life. The struggles are very real and on many levels. “Most of what you use in the military you can’t really use in the civilian world,” he says. “We’re a different breed and need to be

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Temecula

SJVC Fresno HVACR graduate Brent Kasner

On-the-job training is not enough for HVACR career success

by Nyla on May 2, 2019

Brent Kasner learned everything he knew about servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment during his four years in the Navy, on ships deployed across the oceans of the world. “It was all hands-on training and they gave me a lot of manuals about equipment,” he says. “I read a lot.” He was

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

HVACR technician program student at SJVC Ontario

Becoming an HVACR 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 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 tasked with

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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

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Hesperia

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

Posted in Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration / Ontario / Spotlight

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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