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Heating, Vent & Air Conditioning

A cool career with hot potential! The need for skilled, well-trained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians is predicted to grow as energy costs rise, policy initiatives evolve, and more emphasis is placed on energy efficiency and sustainability. Concern for the environment and emphasizing cost-efficient, energy-saving appliances will create excellent job prospects for HVAC technicians. A career in HVAC is recession-proof as people will always need technicians to install, service, and repair heating and cooling systems.

Kaskaskia College's HVAC program will train you to install, service, and repair residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, you will learn the physical, mechanical, and chemical principles of refrigeration and air conditioning, emphasizing electrical controls and motors.

You will also gain proficiency in blueprint reading, sheet metal construction, proper ventilation, installation, heating and cooling diagnosis, and installation of residential and commercial equipment as part of your training. Whether you are looking for an entry-level position in the field, or an HVAC professional wanting to enhance their skills, KC's HVAC program is designed to meet your career and training goals.

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Program Information

HVAC Faculty

Mark Kohnen

Mark Kohnen

Professor HVAC

Contact Us

Mark Kohnen

Professor HVAC

Phone  |  618-545-3414

Location  |  Centralia

Office  |  Crisp Technology Center, CRP 106A


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

Location  |  Main Campus

Office  |  Health and Business, HB 100

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