Instructor in HVAC/R Technology are subject matter experts that provide classroom and laboratory instruction in various HVAC/R courses as part of an approved training and education curriculum, providing a talent pipeline of individuals seeking to work in the HVAC/R Industry.
HVAC/R Instructors are inspirational leaders and mentors for their students and the industry. Along with providing classroom and laboratory instruction, they conduct assessment of students through applicable monitoring and reporting processes, motivating them to be the best they can be. They revise training curriculum and materials as needed, teach employability skills, and assist students with job opportunities. HVAC/R Instructors must adhere to all safety standards and industry practices and they are responsible for the care and maintenance of classroom and laboratory facilities, equipment and materials. HVAC/R Instructors must demonstrate and maintain competence in their field and they should have excellent communication and organizational skills. While Instructors typically work independently in the classroom with little or no supervision, they must foster and build relationships with other complimentary academic programs and instructors as well as with industry leaders and employers in their community. They also typically rely on an HVAC/R industry advisory board to ensure their programs and courses stay relevant. HVAC Instructors are advocates for the HVAC/R industry as quality, high-paying jobs and in turn, build awareness and understanding of their HVAC/R program among vendors, suppliers, builders, and residential and commercial contractors and companies to improve student job placement.