Southeast HVAC News
Central Carolina Technical
College Granted HVAC Excellence Accreditation.
Excellence is pleased to announce that Central Carolina Technical
College in Sumter, South Carolina has been granted accreditation of
its Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
Central Carolina Technical College is the first HVACR program in
South Carolina to be granted accreditation.
The HVAC industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the
United States according to the Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The BLS has stated that 65.6% of the service persons in the HVAC
industry in 2020 will be people who were not in the HVAC industry in
2010. These are jobs that will be performed right here on American
soil as they cannot be automated or exported.
With great job opportunities in the HVACR industry, how can
prospective students identify which HVACR program will put their
career on the fast track to success? They do this by looking for a
Nationally accredited HVAC program.
Programmatic accreditation is where an independent third party HVAC
Excellence reviews a program against set educational and industry
standards in: curriculum, faculty, student facilities, placement
services, financial aid, advisory committee involvement, training
facilities, equipment & safety. HVACR programmatic accreditation
validates that a program has the resources to prepare students for
jobs in the HVACR industry and verifies the program has the needed
resources and administrative support to accomplish their goals.
In seeking accreditation the staff at Central Carolina Technical
College had to complete and submit a self study evaluation of their
program that demonstrates how they meet each required standard. The
self study once completed was sent to HVAC Excellence for their
executive team to thoroughly assess for compliance against each
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having approved the self study sent an onsite team to conduct an
intense onsite review of the program. Having reviewed all of the
documentation from the self study and on site team visitation
report, the HVAC Excellence accreditation review committee
decided to grant accreditation of the program.
Now that the program has been granted accreditation it can:
provide employers with confidence in the quality of the program,
assist students in selecting a program, assist students with
transfer credits, help the students with advanced placement in
the United Association apprenticeship program.
While there are accredited programs coast to coast, Central
Carolina Technical College is the first program in South
Carolina to be granted accreditation. Having achieved a six year
accreditation, the highest attainable. They now stand as a
program for others to emulate.
The program at Central Carolina Technical College is led by Mr.
Jack Hossink who is a Certified Master HVACR Educator. This is
the highest title that HVAC Excellence can confer upon an HVACR
To learn more about the nationally accredited program at Central
Carolina Technical College, visit them online at