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

For Parents

Welcome parents, the College of Southern Idaho is pleased that as parents you are taking a active part in your sons or daughters educational process. The following is some information we hope will be useful.

The College of Southern Idaho provides a quality education at a very affordable price, with very qualified and certified instuctors.

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 2018 and is listed as one of the fastest growing occupations in accordance with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics dated 12/2011.

Job opportunities

Students can choose several different options when it comes to employment. Which 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.

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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.

Our graduates experience a placement rate of 90% + or -. Programs can be either 11 month technical certificate or a 2 year associates program.

The College of Southern Idaho HVAC/R program shall make every effort to deliver to our students, leadership, guidance, entry level skills, field related experiences and the knowledge to be able to succeed in their chosen career path.