Employer Open House Showcasing HVAC Programs Scheduled

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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Area employers are invited to tour the Raritan Valley Community College’s new Workforce Training Center, learn about its HVAC and Commercial Energy Management programs, and meet with students at a special Employer Open House on March 27, from 5-8 p.m.

The evening will introduce area employers to the College’s programs in Commercial Energy Management Technology and Environmental Control Technology (HVAC). It will begin with a job fair from 5-6 p.m., providing employers with the opportunity to meet with current students and recent graduates to discuss possible career opportunities.

RVCC offers two programs in Environmental Control Technology: a one-year Certificate and a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. The degree program trains students to become service technicians, installers, or designers of residential and/or commercial equipment in the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating field. The Certificate provides training in residential equipment only. Both programs, which include an industry-aligned curriculum and practical experience, as well as general education requirements, offer instruction in the theory and practical aspects of the HVAC/R industry.

RVCC offers two programs in Commercial Energy Management Technology (CEM-Tech): a one-year Certificate program that includes a summer class and a second summer cooperative education experience, and a two-year AAS Degree. Students in the CEM-Tech programs train to become technicians responsible for maintaining and optimizing the performance of energy management systems in commercial buildings. The programs, which include an industry-aligned curriculum and practical experience, as well as general education requirements, are designed to address a severe nationwide shortage of trained building technicians and educational programs in the Commercial Energy Management area, specifically in the fields of building automation, commercial energy auditing, building commissioning, and retro-commissioning. Students learn the theory and practical aspects of web-based automation; energy management and auditing; and commissioning for commercial buildings.

To participate in the March 27 event or for additional information about RVCC’s programs, contact Elizabeth Coccia, 908-526-1200, ext. 8529, or elizabeth.coccia@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 30, 2018

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

PR #87