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:
- 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:
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.