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According to a 2009 study, earning a certificate, career diploma, or associate’s degree in the HVACR leads to median earnings 27 percent higher than what can be expected with only a high-school education.

Obtaining an HVAC technology certification through the National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3) not only has practical advantages, but it may also provide a nice salary bump and improve long-term career progression. LEC's 11-month evening program is designed for the working professional and provides unparalleled training and preparation for the National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3) certification exam.

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LEC’s newest signature program - the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVACR) training program.

Real-World Experience

What makes the LEC HVACR experience different than other training programs? First and foremost, the brand new, modern Trane labs afford students the opportunity to train on the newest and most advanced systems and to apply both practical and classroom concepts on real-world systems. Students take their newly honed skills and apply them in real-time, working on the 160-year-old systems across the LEC campus.

The Trane labs boast the latest in innovation with interactive classrooms and modern labs, tucked away on the beautiful LEC campus.

Area High School Partnerships

Lake Shore Compact

LEC is proud of our partnership with area high schools, supporting work-force development and technical training. This initiative includes Mentor, Willoughby and Willowick.

Harvey High School

Supporting Harvey High School skilled trade program, the LEC HVACR program and lab will be utilized during the school day to train Harvey High students on the basic HVAC curriculum.

Program Highlights

  • Convenient Classes

    • With convenient evening classes, the HVACR program can be completed in as little as one year with four unique course modules. Coursework will cover everything from electrical processes to refrigeration, air distribution, ventilation, and more, affording the student an innovative and sustainable perspective on installing, maintaining, and repairing vital quality-of-life systems as an HVACR technician.

  • Advanced Controls

    • Today, there are dedicated, advanced gateways that connect HVAC Systems with Home Automation and BMS (Building Management Systems) controllers for centralized control and monitoring. Learning the skills, install and manage advanced controls and complex HVAC systems is one of the most challenging elements of the LEC HVACR training program. Practitioners that have advanced the way solutions are capable of providing remote control operation of all HVAC indoor units over the internet incorporating a simple and friendly user interface.

  • NC3 Difference

    • The National Coalition of Certification Centers is a value-driven organization and the future model for Career and Technical Education, creating highly-skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.


Program Details

Certifications

The 576-hour program offers four modules with one course per semester. The modules prepare students for the following NC3 Certifications:

  • EPA License 608

  • EPA License 609

  • OSHA 30-Hour Safety Certificate

This certificate preparation program does not carry with it academic credit that applies to Lake Erie College degree programs. The program follows LEC's undergrad calendar regarding tuition refund schedule, etc.

Program Modules

Classes meet three times a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Topics covered in the courses will prepare students to take the following licensure exams (administered by Lake Erie College with certificates issued by the EPA).

There are four modules:

  • Electrical Theory & Safety

  • Theory of Heat

  • Low-Pressure Boilers

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

View the Full Tools ListFees & Scholarships

Each module is twelve weeks long. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The price of the full program pricing is $14,700. (Tuition includes all tools and supplies; students will be billed each semester). Trane has provided scholarship funds for students who meet the program requirements. Inquire below for more information.

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