DOBSON — Nine students recently graduated from Surry Community College’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) Program.
The graduates were David Anderson Jr. of King, Gerardo Carreon of Mount Airy, Cory Cockerham of State Road, Daniel Crutchfield of Mount Airy, John Hatcher of Dobson, Parker Henry of East Bend, Torrence Hubbard of Mount Airy, Arturo Pulido Jr. of Pilot Mountain, and Jed Whitaker of Mount Airy.
SCC’s HVAC curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics of instruction include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. Students enrolled in HVAC courses at Surry gain hands-on experience working on the latest high efficiency equipment as well as older heating and air conditioning systems in order to fully prepare students for anything they might see in the professional field.
Surry offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, a diploma, and a certificate option for those looking to study Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration. Those who earn a diploma will be able to do preventive maintenance, service and repair, along with the installation of residential and light commercial systems. Degree graduates will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of systems selection and balance for advanced systems. Many Surry HVAC graduates go on to work for companies specializing in HVAC or start a business of their own.
High school juniors and seniors can take HVAC classes tuition-free through the Career & College Promise dual enrollment program. Registration is open for fall 2017 classes. Students must register for fall classes before Aug. 1. Those classes start Aug. 15. For additional information, contact Student Services at 336-386-3264 or Surry’s Lead Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Instructor Stephen Hammond at 336-386-3572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.