Harper College

Program Outcomes

HVAC/R installers and service technicians are in constant demand, year-round, in all climates.

This career is not subject to fluctuations in the economy as there will always be weather conditions. Hence, there is a constant demand for trained comfort systems service technicians and installers.

HVAC/R career options

HVAC/R specialists are trained to work with complex comfort mechanical systems in diagnosing electrical circuitries, system components, installation, service and repair for residential and commercial applications that offer a great deal of employment opportunities such as:

  • Sales
  • Consulting
  • Service, installation and design
  • Building energy systems engineers

Our students get hired

Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship.

The demand for RAC students is strong; more and more companies are looking for new talent but not from just any program, a small selected group of HVAC/R programs such as Harper's is chosen due to the quality of instructional training it provides.

The reputation of Harper's RAC program has driven HVAC/R companies and mechanical contractors to seek our students for employment or send their employees for further training. The following companies consistently recruit students from Harper College's HVAC/R program:

  • CBRE, Inc.

  • TRANE Chicago

  • Haskris Company

  • Aggreko-Americas

  • Sears Holding Corporation

  • Unique Indoor Comfort Inc.

  • Allstate Insurance Company

  • Advantage Contractor Solutions, Inc.

  • Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc.

  • abc Automatic Building Controls, LLC

  • ACK-Temp Mechanical Services Inc.

To learn more about the HVAC/R program at Harper College, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, for fill out our request information form. You can also apply online.

Last Updated: 4/8/24