HVAC Program Partners with Lennox
North's HVAC program has been recently re-designed to enable students to move through the curriculum as far and fast as they are able, making it possible for some students to complete the program in less than four quarters.
The program emphasizes online instruction and proficiency-based assessments rather than classroom lectures and demonstrations, with each student receiving the individualized instructional support needed to master the content. Students must demonstrate 80 percent proficiency or higher on all knowledge and skill assessments.
This new format allows students to receive credit for what they already know and can do, making the learning process more efficient and less costly. Students with prior experience or learning can test through those areas.
The HVAC program provides system training in residential heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. The program is one of the only ones like it in the Seattle area and has a solid reputation.
The 4-quarter, 53-credit-hour HVAC Technician certificate program provides flexibility so you can take necessary time to complete coursework. Hybrid classes are designed for those without a background in HVAC or electricity. Basic classes give a broad overview of the field.
The advanced classes teach specific required skills in residential heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. HVC 210 is cooling system equipment installation and HVC 211 is heating equipment installation. Other classes teach servicing of equipment, control systems, and energy efficiency.
The EPA requires certification to handle refrigerants, and certification the various areas are available from HVAC Excellence, a member of the ESCO Group the nation's leading HVAC school accrediting body. North's certificate program provides testing for the EPA 608 exam and the other certifications on a set schedule throughout the program. The student pays for the exams.
The HVAC program has a new lab equipped with state-of-the-art equipment donated by theLennox and Carrier Corporations. The Fluke Corporation donated electrical testing equipment, and Granger, Inc., donated tools.
Besides specially designed student training and well-equipped labs, North's ties to the HVAC community help you in getting your first internships and entry -level jobs. Dealers selling Lennox, Trane, Carrier, American Standard and other HVAC equipment appreciate the quality of the training at North. Interviews with program students may be arranged.
Financial aid opportunities and support services are available through several agencies such as Workforce Education.