Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Career Outlook

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Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

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Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey

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Northwood Tech 2022-2023 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 


Typical positions available after graduation include:

Residential HVAC/R Technician analyzing an air conditioning unit

Residential HVAC Technician

Residential HVAC Technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in homes.

Residential HVAC/R Technician analyzing an air conditioning unit

Commercial Refrigeration Technician

Commercial Refrigeration Technicians troubleshoot, repair, replace and install commercial refrigeration systems for restaurants, hotels, convenience stores and grocery stores.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Commercial HVAC/R Technician
  • Industrial HVAC/R Technician
  • Mechanical Contractor HVAC/R Technician
  • Facilities HVAC/R Technician
  • Wholesale Service Representative

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment:

  • Energy Management Technician
  • Business Owner HVAC/R
  • Practice Engineering of HVAC/R Systems

Hear From Graduates

"I just want to let you know the education you gave me made me light years ahead of the techs who went to HVAC/R school in the metro area. Guys who graduated the same time as me are nowhere near where I am at for theory and understanding of these systems. Safe to say we have a superior program!”


Austin, HVAC/R Graduate


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