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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Classes meet three times a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
There are four modules:
Electrical Theory & Safety
Theory of Heat
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration