Opportunities for those skilled in the installation and repair of modern refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment are increasing, and many jobs exist locally as well as in all other sections of the country. Work in this area may be found in new construction, industrial maintenance, or business and commercial areas of the heating and refrigeration industry.
Employees who install and repair heating and/or refrigeration equipment must be prepared to solve a variety of problems. The program at Joliet Junior College will give the students skills and knowledge of test equipment, service and installation procedures, and theory of operation needed to enter this field as a well-paid qualified service technician. Students also will have the opportunity to test for the required EPA certifications to work in this industry and take the Industry Competency Exam (ICE-Residential).