NCTC Graham offers first HVAC class

Elizabeth F. Abu | Nov 15, 2018

The North Central Texas College Graham campus is offering its first Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) class this semester.

Though the Graham campus has seen large enrollment in other industrial programs like welding and petroleum technology, this is the first time the campus has been able to offer an HVAC certification class.

Upon completion of the program, students can continue on for their Associate Degree or start work as an HVAC technician.

Caden Barnett, a 2018 graduate of Graham High School, is looking to get directly into the workforce, with a job in HVAC.

“I definitely feel like the training we’re getting at NCTC is going to be relevant to our job in the HVAC field,” said Barnett. “Our instructor is great, you can tell he loves what he does every day.”

Jacob Gonzalez graduated from Graham High School in 2017 and is taking his first class at NCTC this semester.  

“I had seen other programs offered,” said Gonzalez, “but HVAC really caught my eye. I wanted to learn something new and add a skill to my resumé that would benefit me in the future.”

Instructor Kevin Sullivan has been in HVAC all his life and holds an Associate Degree in Commercial Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration from Texas State Technical College, a State Electrician Technician License, a State Apprentice Electrician License, and an EPA Certification.

“My dad is in the business and I’ve been working in HVAC ever since I was old enough to tag along with him,” said Sullivan.

Sullivan is teaching his first class at NCTC, and he’s bringing his experience in the field to the classroom.

“This particular field is mentally challenging,” said Sullivan, “you have to have a very dynamic skill set. This is not a blow-off class and the students realize that on day one when we talk about thermodynamics.”

For more information on upcoming HVAC classes, or other classes offered on the Graham campus, call (940) 521-0720 or visit the campus in person at 928 Cherry Street.

 

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NCTC Student Jacob Gonzalez learns from Instructor Kevin Sullivan in an HVAC class at the NCTC Graham Campus.  

 

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Instructor Kevin Sullivan shows the class different parts of an HVAC unit.