Heat and frost insulation work involves the installation of thermal insulation on pipes, ducts, boilers, and vessels. Insulators install fire stopping on commercial buildings including schools, hospitals and high rise buildings. Heat and frost insulation work also includes work in the parabolic and tower solar industries.
Properly insulated buildings reduce energy consumption by keeping a building properly heated. Insulation workers should be in good physical shape and have some on-the-job or vocational training. As the construction industry continues to grow, job opportunities for installation professionals are projected to be excellent.
Contact the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators at (602) 225-0119 for complete details.
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers**
Associate in Applied Science in Construction Trades, Heat & Frost Insulation: $6,720*
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades, Heat & Frost Insulation: $3,930*
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* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.
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