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Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

A guide for students in the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration program at Wake Tech.

Job Preparation

HVACR technicians are required to be dependable, independent, and sometimes enterprising. Check out O*NET Online (opens in new window) to see more of the qualities of HVACR technicians.

Databases for Interview and Career Preparation

Job Outlook

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to grow 34 percent from 2010 to 2020-- much faster than the average for all occupations. There is a rising demand for trained HVACR technicians. 

For more information on the job outlook, median pay, and work environment of HVACR technicians, take a look at the Occupational Outlook Handbook (opens in new window).

College Central is an online jobs connection resource for students, alumni, and employers. 

Through College Central, WTCC students may: 

  • "Search for jobs posted exclusively to Wake Technical Community College; search the Jobs Central® national job board and the Intern Central® national internship board.
  • Build a résumé with Résumé Builder, or upload a résumé file to Resume Central® so it can be searched by employers (if you so authorize).
  • Review your job search history. Report offers/hires.
  • Receive emails about programs, services and job-related topics.
  • Gain access to announcements, upcoming events, career advice documents, career advice videos, podcasts, and career articles from over 125 authors.
  • Build an online portfolio in Career Portfolio Central® to support your résumé and demonstrate your best work to employers."