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Lewis and Clark State College Granted Accreditation

Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho,  has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program, by HVAC Excellence. Left to right: Dr. James Crisp, HVAC Excellence, Mark Smith, Division Chair CTE, J.R. Kok, HVACR Chair, Bruce Nelson CMHE, HVAC Excellence. Programmatic accreditation is an independent third-party review of an educational program. The process validates that established standards of excellence for HVACR educational programs are… Read More

Quality Instruction: the Backbone of HVACR Industry Success

Educational studies indicate that student learning is directly related to the quality of instruction provided. After publishing “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” better known at the Theory of Special Relativity, Albert Einstein accepted a teaching job. However, “Einstein was never an inspired teacher, and his lectures tended to be regarded as disorganized”, Walter Isaascon, Einstein. This is an example of how knowing something does not make one a great instructor. A… Read More

Hillyard Technical Center Granted Accreditation

Hillyard Technical Center in Saint Joseph, Missouri has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program, by HVAC Excellence. Left to right: Lou Vendrell, M.A., CMHE, HVAC Excellence, Mark Goss, HVACR Instructor, Dr. James Crisp, HVAC Excellence, Ms. Roxann Beckham, Career Services Director, Ms. Jill Huntsman, Director In 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt is President of the United States, a first-class stamp was 3 cents, the Dow… Read More

Cypress College Granted Accreditation

Cypress College in Cypress, California has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program, by HVAC Excellence. Left to right: Dr. Doug Sallade, Cypress College Faculty, Dr. James Crisp, HVAC Excellence, Mr. Carlos Urquidi, Cypress College Faculty, Mr. Eugene Silberstein, CMHE, B.E.A.P., ESCO Group, Director of Technical Education & Standards, Mr. Richard Hock, Cypress College Department Chair, and Mr. Steven Allen, M.A., LEED AP HVAC Excellence. In September of 1966… Read More

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College in Huntsville, Alabama has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program, by HVAC Excellence. Left to right: Robert Grissim, Director of Workforce Development; Lou Vendrell M.A. CMHE, (HVAC Excellence); back left Dr. Nicole Bell, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Instruction; left front Lesley Shotts, Accreditation Liaison; Dr. James Crisp, Ph.D. (HVAC Excellence): front Dr. Patricia Sims, Ed.D., President; Casey… Read More

Daikin to Host Train the Trainer Event for Instructors

Mini-split technology is one of the fastest growing segments of the HVACR industry. One factor that can greatly limit its continued growth is the shortage of field technicians who are properly trained to install, service and maintain these unique systems. For instructors to keep their programs current, and meet the needs of the industry, they must incorporate mini-splits into their training. Since the vast majority of instructors have not worked on new-generation, mini-split systems,… Read More