Working in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Refrigeration & Facilities industry involves maintaining a safe and accessible workplace.
Facilities technicians provide short and long-term planning schedules, in compliance with maintaining a safe work environment, and cost beneficial production schedules. These industry specialists work closely with safety and health officers, management and administration. Planning routine maintenance on equipment and systems used to operate physical plants is required.
A complete knowledge of health, safety, and environmental standards and regulations is required. Additional knowledge is needed in the areas of:
- Air conditioning
- Electrical and mechanical systems
- Problem solving in emergency situations
Johnson Controls Institute
Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), is a global and industrial leader in creating smart environments, serving customers in more than 150 countries. JCI ranks No. 17 in Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" in 2016. JCI is one of the biggest companies in the world, providing solutions for operating buildings effectively and increasing energy efficiency and operational performance.
GateWay Community College is home to the Johnson Controls Phoenix Institute. Industry leaders and professionals have been taking advantage of the Building Environmental Laboratory here at GateWay since its dedication in 1998. Our students become Air Conditioning Refrigeration Facilities Technicians using hands-on training in a real-world setting. Much of the equipment students use in training has been donated to GateWay by JCI.
Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers**
Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers**
Certificate of Completion Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning: $2,158*
Certificate of Completion in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Facilities Maintenance: $3,856*
Associate of Applied Science in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Facilities: $6,518*
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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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