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u Heating, airconditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 270,000 jobs in 2004; with almost half of them working for plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractors. About 15 percent of mechanics and installers were self-employed u Because of the increasing sophistication of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, many employers prefer to hire those with community college or technical school training or those who have completed an apprenticeship. u Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those with training from an accredited technical school or with formal apprenticeship training, and especially in the fastest growing areas of the country. u Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 18-26 percent through 2014 for all occupations through the year 2014. As the population and stock of buildings grows, so does the demand for residential, commercial, and industrial climate-control systems.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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For more information about this program, contact the faculty: u Mark W. Bryant, Associate Professor of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 434.797.8473, email: mbryant@dcc.vccs.edu u Frederick Derick Vicks , II, Assistant Professor of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 434.797.8464, email: fvicks@dcc.vccs.edu

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1. Complete an application for admissions 2. Take the COMPASS assessment (practice test online at http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html) 3. Meet with a DCC Counselor to discuss your assessment results and program placement 4. Meet with a DCC Advisor in your program of study to select and register for classes 5. Pay for your classes!
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Hot? Cold? You determine the temperature in an exciting career in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Danville Community College offers a two-year Diploma program, for individuals interested in employment as an air conditioning and refrigeration technician, and three one-year Certificate programs for those interested in servicing equipment, or specializing in summer air conditioning and refrigeration or winter air conditioning. Both beginners and those presently working in the field can benefit from these programs.
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u Median hourly earnings of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers were $17.43 per hour in May 2004. u The top 10 percent of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers earned more than $27.11 per hour. u The middle percent of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers earned between $13.51 and $22.21 an hour. u Apprentices usually begin at about 50 percent of the wage rate paid to experienced workers. As they gain experience and improve their skills, they receive periodic increases until they reach the wage rate of experienced workers.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2004

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