Careers in AHR

Heating and cooling system mechanics install and repair refrigeration and heating equipment used in homes, schools and commercial buildings. Duties include diagnosing problems, setting up components such as motors and pumps, connecting parts such as air ducts and fuel pumps and hooking up equipment to a power source.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • sit for the EPA Section 608 Certification
  • install and service most common heating and cooling systems
  • evaluate the performance of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • assess energy consumption
  • understand principles and methods of energy conservation
  • represent a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment

Possible occupational titles include:

  • cost estimator
  • equipment salesperson
  • heating and refrigeration technician
  • commercial refrigeration mechanic
  • heating and air-conditioning installers
  • manufacturer's service specialist
  • small business owner

For the most current job market information see the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You may also want to consult with Oakton's Career Services office.