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Heating, Ventilation
& Air Conditioning (HVAC)

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HVAC technicians install and perform routine service on heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Maintenance services include tasks such as changing filters, cleaning ducts, power-washing units, oiling parts, or refilling non-toxic refrigerants. Installing a new system is a bigger job and includes assembling and mounting heating or cooling equipment, laying out and connecting electrical wiring between controls and equipment, and installing ductwork or chassis parts using metal-working tools or welding equipment. A full installation can also include drilling holes in floors, walls, or roofs using power saws or drills.

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Degree Type: Associate Degree

Field: Applied Technology

County: Travis and Williamson

Visit Link: Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology (ACC)
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Resourceful, self-motivated, critical thinking, trainable, dependable, good customer service, trained in HVAC, ventilation, pumps, plumbing, refrigerant, and low voltage

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Average salary for experienced professionals is $41K, entry-level pay starts around $15 an hour