Tarrant County College HVAC Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2016) – Tarrant County College has one of the nation’s top Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning degree programs, according to the 2016-2017 Best HVAC Programs list published by the Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). The annual report compares both online and on-campus programs across the country.
TCC ranks #24 among all two-year schools providing the best overall quality and value for students pursuing an HVAC degree. TCC features three different associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degrees for the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program–Commercial HVAC Technician, Refrigeration Technician and Residential HVAC Technician. Certificate options are also available to students as well.
“The faculty and staff of the HVAC/R program at Tarrant County College are very proud to be recognized as one of the best HVAC Programs in the country,” said Christopher Noonan, chair of building technology on TCC’s South Campus. “Earning this achievement will not only compliment the HVAC program but all of the programs offered in our Center of Excellence for Energy Technology.” The $42 million facility recently earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Overall, employment of HVAC workers is projected to grow 14 percent by 2022, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Industry experts believe 115,000 new skilled workers will be needed to meet the growing demand.
To qualify for the Community for Accredited Online Schools’ Best HVAC Programs list, colleges must comply with several standard requirements. Each must hold regional accreditation and be registered as public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools must also provide career placement services to students to qualify. The site also weighs over a dozen unique data points on each school, including student-teacher ratios and financial aid availability to determine score and rank.
View a comprehensive list of community college rankings by visiting http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/hvac-training/