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SJVC Expands the HVAC Program

September 9, 2011
SJVC’s Hesperia campus

San Joaquin Valley College in Hesperia is offering a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) program to its Technology program line-up beginning Monday, October 17th.

The high desert area’s continued growth of industry in need of these specialized services, an influx of new manufacturers, the expansion of Southern California Logistics Airport and new home construction make this career a smart choice for many.

“Students have been inquiring about this type of career training since we first opened our doors two years ago,” says Melanie Blackwell, Hesperia Campus Director. “San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) is happy to finally offer this program to them, and one which also fits the needs of employers in our area,” she says.

The HVAC-R program at SJVC teaches students about the operation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial equipment. A hands-on approach to instruction prepares graduates to enter the field with the skill, knowledge and confidence to succeed in this high-demand field. This program has been a success for students, employers and communities at several other SJVC campuses.

SJVC’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration class will be offered Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm – 10:15 pm, with an 18-seat capacity. The Hesperia campus also offers seven other Medical, Business and Technology programs.

Graduates of this accelerated program earn an Associate of Science degree along with EPA Certification, HVAC Excellence, and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certification.

San Joaquin Valley College is a private Junior college in business since 1977. SJVC provides students with the opportunity to earn a certificate and/or Associate of Science degree in over 20 Business, Medical and Technical programs. SJVC is regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

San Joaquin Valley College is a private Junior college with 11-campuses and an online campus and has served California communities for 34 years. Please see for more information about the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program or other Business, Medical or Technical program.

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