Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

Minnesota State College, Southeast Technical

A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System
Programs Of Study
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration

There is a high demand for HVAC/R graduates in the industry today.

The demand for qualified HVAC/R technicians has exceeded the graduating student levels, with a projected estimated shortage of 80,000 technicians across the United States making this the perfect time to enter the HVAC/R program at Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical. Our curriculum provides a balance of theory and application which will give you a solid foundation of the principles involved in HVAC/R.

You will learn the skills involved in diagnosing, troubleshooting, installing and repairing both residential and commercial air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. This extensive training will make you employable upon graduation.

Career opportunities for technicians are multiplying with technological advances in the use of microcomputers for data processing and system control.

Major Offerings


Major Title (Degree) Campus(es) Credits
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (DIP) Red Wing 38 cr

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:
  1. Obtain minimum EPA Type II certification.
  2. Develop management skills including problem solving and critical thinking.
  3. Cultivate customer relation skills that pertain to a successful employee.
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of residential heating systems to include installation and repair skills.
  5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial heating systems to include install and repair skills.
  6. Demonstrate a working knowledge of residential cooling systems to include install and repair skills.
  7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial cooling systems to include install and repair skills.
  8. Demonstrate a working knowledge of residential refrigeration systems to include install and repair skills.
  9. Demonstrate a working knowledge of commercial refrigeration systems to include install and repair skills.

Instructors

  • Torry Jeranek graduated from the HVAC/R program at Western Wisconsin Technical College in 1993. He was employed with Paul's Heating & Air Conditioning in La Crosse, WI, as a service department technician and then as acting service department manager. He has experience servicing residential, commercial and light industrial HVAC systems. He holds a special engineer boiler license, a power limited technician license, is NATE certified, AHRI ICE certified, a certified solar instructor through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and is currently the program chairperson in the HVAC/R department. He began teaching at Southeast Technical in the fall of 2003.

Career Opportunities

  • Major Appliances
  • Residential Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Sales Representative
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Owner
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Installation

Program Highlights

  • Industry is directly involved in the program
  • Latest HVAC technology used in the classroom
  • 40% of program is specifically hands-on
  • Graduates have the ability to work in any state
  • HVAC graduates are in high demand due to shortage of qualified technicians
  • State-of-the-art computer lab giving you interactive learning