We Proudly Present HVAC/R Graduate Michael Johnson

We Proudly Present HVAC/R Graduate Michael Johnson
DATE On August 16, 2019

“You are your own limitation,” says Michael Johnson, Rockford Career College graduate. When he was ready for a new career, Michael did not allow himself to stand in his own way. Persevering through his classes, he graduated from our HVAC/R program on the President's List. We are extremely proud of his accomplishments and excited to see him succeed in his new career.

What You Learn in an HVAC/R Program

For each graduate highlight, we select three different courses to spotlight. During the program, Michael took courses such as: HVAC Essential Service Task and Piping, Fundamentals of Welding and Heat Pumps, and Troubleshooting HVAC.

In these courses, he learned about:

  • Leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging by the weight method, in accordance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 104 requirements; identifying, joining, and assembling  carbon steel, materials, and fittings; and identifying, joining, and assembling the various plastic and copper piping materials and fittings.
  • Brazing and soldering skills commonly needed by the HVAC technician.
  • The skills needed to troubleshoot HVAC equipment such as gas-fired furnaces and boilers, oil-fired heating systems, and heating and cooling equipment.

Hands-on practice in the lab allowed Michael to gain a practical understanding of these techniques and prepare for the EPA certification exam.

How Our Graduate Became an HVAC/R Technician

Like Michael, you too could become an HVAC/R technician in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. All of us at RCC believe you have what it takes to succeed in your dream career. We are extremely proud of all of our students, and we want to be there for you as you embark on your career journey.

Rockford Career College's HVAC/R Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: 100% of this program is taught on-campus at the lab
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Job Outlook: 4% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019—20291

To find out more about our HVAC/R program, call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. You don't have to be your own limitation. Decide to succeed, and take the first step today.


1 National Center for O*NET Development.  Illinois Employment Trends: 49-9021.00 - Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.  O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved June 16, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/49-9021.00?st=IL&g=Go

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