By offering a degree in HVAC/R, we are enhancing our students’ educational opportunities in an economy in which environmental-related jobs are becoming more and more prominent.
Topeka, KS (PRWEB) February 13, 2012
Bryan College – Topeka is now offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in HVAC/R Technology.
The new HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) degree program presents students with the knowledge they need to become HVAC/R technicians or work in other related industries, such as engineering technology, maintenance mechanics, electrical technology, etc. Once the program is successfully completed, students will obtain an Associate degree and can be prepared for a career involving job duties such as installation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems.
“By offering a degree in HVAC/R, we are enhancing our students’ educational opportunities in an economy in which environmental-related jobs are becoming more and more prominent,” said Wayne Major, Executive Director. “This degree will give our students an advantage in a field with much faster-than-average job growth.”
Despite the continued slump in home and commercial building construction, demand for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) specialists isn’t just strong, but it is expected to grow substantially over the next few years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS predicts HVAC jobs will grow by approximately 28 percent nationwide between 2008 and 2018 to a total of 394,800.*
Bryan College, located conveniently near exits from both I-70 and I-470, offers both day and evening courses for this degree, which can be completed in as little as two years, making it easier for busy adults to quickly get a degree and find a job.
All Bryan College students and graduates receive lifetime placement assistance, as well as financial aid for those who qualify.
About Bryan College
Since 1982, Bryan College has helped prepare students with specialized skills for new careers. The school’s programs are designed to be career focused. Bryan College has locations in Rogers, Ark.; Springfield, Mo.; and Topeka, Kan. For more information about Bryan College, visit http://www.BryanColleges.edu.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm