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Trade School Yakima, WA

The vocational/trade school at Charter College Yakima, WA offers two trades programs: HVAC training and degree completion. The campus is located at 2706 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Suite 106, Yakima, WA.

HVAC Training Yakima, WA

The need for HVAC mechanics in Washington is expected to grow by 33% through 2022.1 Earning an HVAC training certificate at Charter College can launch a new career in HVAC/R.

Program length: 10 months

HVAC training focuses on the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems and prepares students to seek entry-level employment as HVAC/R Technicians, Refrigeration Mechanics and Sheet Metal Workers.

Students will be trained in:

  • System troubleshooting
  • Maintenance skills
  • Environmental systems

Applied Technology Degree - Online Program 

Program length: 5 months

The Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology program is designed for trade and craft professionals who have competed a certificate or substantial coursework in a trade program such as welding, plumbing, electrician, or HVAC (admission requirements apply). The program includes coursework in project management and customer service, coursework in oral and written communication, ethics, and advanced office software. Graduates receive training in the professional side of the trade. Upon successful completion of the program, students could be better postioned to advance their careers in their chosen trade.

Program goals:

Apply effective verbal and written communication strategies consistent with the standards and best practices of the Applied Technology professional. Demonstrate knowledge and application of word processing and spreadsheet software as needed in the Applied Technology fields.

1. Apply critical thinking skills and logic in order to evaluate and solve problems.

2. Articulate an understanding of the ethical framework and professional code of conduct necessary to make appropriate decisions as an Applied Technology professional.

3. Analyze and apply project management concepts using project management software.

4. Apply customer service skills and knowledge necessary to successfully engage and collaborate with customers and clients.

United States Department of Labor, O*NET Online Website, retrieved on 5/15/15, http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01