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The WWCC Energy Systems Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration is a nationally accredited program that provides the students with an entry level understanding of construction workplace safety, basic DC & AC electrical theory, basics of physics and refrigeration theory, tools, mechanical components, environmental green technology, AC electrical application, controls, electrical motors and maintenance, programmable logic controls, direct digital controls, electronics, national electrical code and mechanical code, heating systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration for the residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Courses are offered in lecture, demonstration, lab, internship and web enhanced formats.

Contacts

MICHAEL HOUDAK

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


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Mission

The Energy Systems Technology - Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Training program at Walla Walla Community College provides the technical education for students that are eager to be involved in a growing and sustainable industry that affects every aspect of our lives. Students will be trained in theory and application to enter the workforce as an entry level technician. The program will provide students with the understanding of electrical, mechanical, energy conservation and environmental responsibility to work safely in residential, commercial, and industrial HVACR work environments.

Program Outcomes

  • Provide students with marketable technical and interpersonal skills for the HVACR trade, resulting in career placement, with potential for advancement.
  • Provide relevant training through hands-on and field experience to prepare the students for a varied HVACR industry.
  • Develop students' analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities through interactive media troubleshooting, instructional lectures, completing hands-on labs, and working on assigned projects.
  • Student assessment to indicate preparedness through online, verbal, written, lab tests, and National Certification Exams.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in the following area: Energy - HVACR . One year certificate is also available for the above listed AAAS degree.

Certification

  • Washington State LNI-Electrical Trainee Card, 1419 hours 06A with AAAS Degree
  • OHSA-10 Construction Safety Certification, Required for One Year Certificate
  • First Aid-CPR-AED Certification, Required for One Year Certificate
  • EPA-608 Refrigerant Handler Technician Certification, Required for One Year Certificate
  • Electrical Employment Ready (ER) Certification, Required for One Year Certificate
  • Air Conditioning ER Certification, Required for One Year Certificate
  • Electric Heat ER Certification, Required for AAAS Degree
  • Gas Heat ER Certification, Required for AAAS Degree
  • Heat Pump ER Certification, Required for AAAS Degree
  • Light Commercial Refrigeration ER Certification, Required for AAAS Degree
  • TracPipe Certification, Required for AAAS Degree