Classes in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 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. This lab allows students to gain experience in equipment installation, charging air conditioning units and troubleshooting equipment failures. Our students will also learn about energy saving equipment like solar thermal, thermal storage, geo thermal, air and hot water zoning systems and HVAC building automation systems. In some cases, students will be able to take part in community service by assisting local churches and food banks with their HVAC needs.
All HVAC instructors at Ivy Tech have many years of experience in the HVAC industry, and bring their real-life experience to the classroom. Students will also earn several national certificates as part of their courses to add to their resume. The HVAC program also work with an Advisory Board made up of HVAC contracts and other businesses to help make sure that what is being taught in the classroom mirrors what is needed in the field.
Graduates of the HVAC program are able to work in a variety of industries. Our graduates are currently working in building maintenance, as HVAC contractors and stores, nursing homes, school systems, and almost every other place you can think of! Since every person comes in contact with HVAC several times a day, the demand for highly-trained HVAC technicians is very strong, and almost every graduate leaves school with a job offer.