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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC/R) field has evolved significantly in recent years, requiring an increasingly higher level of training and technical expertise. Individuals with advanced technical skills are highly sought after with current demand outweighing supply. If you are an independent thinker with a strong mechanical aptitude, who enjoys troubleshooting and solving problems, this is the career field for you. HVAC/R technicians can work in a variety of settings - from homes to commercial buildings to trains, planes and cruise ships. And with HVAC/R systems continuing to advance, changes in technology and continuous learning are a part of what makes this field so interesting.


The HVAC/R Program includes courses in:

  • Electrical circuits
  • Motors and auxiliary controls
  • Indoor air quality
  • Hydronic heat
  • Gas heat
  • Sheet metal ductwork fabrication
  • Brazing
  • Refrigeration, coolers, and freezers
  • Central air conditioning
  • Commercial systems


SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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Building & Design Majors

If you are an independent thinker with a strong mechanical aptitude, who likes solving problems, Building and Design is the career field for you. Make your mark on the world with a two-year program that will move you to your dream job quickly.