BLOOMINGTON – In April 2018, Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program achieved re-accreditation for six years by the HVAC Excellence accrediting body. This accreditation allows students at the Bloomington campus to test into six national workforce certifications before graduating with an associate degree including, Gas Heat, Geo-Thermal, Air Conditioning, HVAC Electrical, Heat Pump, and EPA 608 refrigerant certification.
“The accreditors were very impressed with our program,” said Bill Fenton, HVAC associate professor. “I am humbled by their comments and it reminds me why I do what I do. We really are changing the lives of our students, making them skilled craftsmen, and working with our partners in the local community.”
Status as an accredited organization means Ivy Tech Bloomington has met established national standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs. Standards ensure that the future workforce receives the quality of training required to provide the skills necessary for success in the HVACR industry.
Ivy Tech classes in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning academic program at Ivy Tech are lab-based with almost every class meeting having a hands-on portion where students will train and work on actual furnace and air conditioning equipment.
For more information, visit ivytech.edu/hvac. There is still time to enroll in summer classes and fall registration is open. Call (812) 330-6013 or visit Ivy Tech at 200 Daniels Way, on the west side of Bloomington.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.