Trade & Industry Department | Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology
Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technology

Contact Person: Mike LaPray
Office Location: ATIC 110
Direct Phone: 208-732-6393

The HVAC/R program is eager to serve you. You are about to embark on one of the most challenging and rewarding career paths you can undertake. If you like working with your hands, and enjoy thinking your way through complex situations HVAC/R could be the choice for you to start a life long career.

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General Industry Overview

HVAC/R technicians install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot. Systems include air conditioning, refrigeration, hot air furnaces, stoves and appliances. An increase of more than 50,000 new jobs are expected by 2012 and is listed as the 14th fastest growing occupation in accordance with the Idaho Commerce and Labor Analysis Bureau dated 05/2005.

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Job opportunities

Students can choose several different options when it comes to employment. This may include installation, service technicians, estimators, designers, metal fabrication, manufacturing, maintenance, and contol technicians. You could run your own business. These choices are grouped into three major categories, residential, commercial and industrial. These opportunities are representative throughout the state, nationwide and overseas.

"Well you say". Sounds good but what about pay?


The national average is at $26.49 an hour for 75% of those surveyed. Idaho boasts $20.89 for this same group according to the Idaho Career Information System as of 12/02/2011.

Technicians who work in the HVAC/R field experience, challenge, independence, gratification, and a sense of accomplishment on a daily basis. We meet new and interesting people with problems we have the knowledge and education to solve.

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