Chaffey College lnTech Center, in partnership with Chino Valley Adult School, is proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art HVAC training facility where hands-on training courses will be provided to individuals interested in becoming HVAC technicians. The noncredit certificate program will prepare students to install, repair, service and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. HVAC training program courses cover diagnostic techniques, use of testing equipment, principles of plumbing, mechanics, electricity and electronics. Upon completion of the program, trainees can attain an industry-recognized certification. “We’re going to have more programs like this to meet the community’s needs,” said Chaffey College President/Superintendent Dr. Henry Shannon.
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening was held on June 14th at the Chino Valley Adult School located at 12970 3rd Street in Chino, California. The event was attended by local officials, and representatives from Chaffey College InTech Center and Chino Valley Unified School District.
“This accelerated training pathway leads to good paying, in-demand careers in the HVAC industry.” —Sandra Sisco Director of Chaffey College Economic Development and InTech Center
According to the California Community Colleges’ Centers of Excellence, approximately 525 HVAC positions open every year in the Inland Empire. Salaries for HVAC technicians range from $31,595 to $53,435.
“We recently toured the new HVAC training facility and were extremely impressed with the design. The students who come out of this program will be equipped with the skills they need to find employment.” —Jon & Bryan Metz, owners, Metz Air Control, Chino, California.
“Why are HVAC technicians so sought-after? The answer lies in the fact that the HVAC industry continues to speed along, never stagnating in its quest for smarter and better ways to operate. These days HVAC systems are cheaper, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly than ever before. Today, many HVAC systems are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), with computers handling tasks for automatic temperature control and air quality.”
—Kevin Burns, president, Bob Jenson Air Conditioning, San Diego, California.