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Electrician, Residential HVAC Training Now At Everest–Chesapeake


New Programs Prepare Residents For Electrician, Residential HVAC Careers In Post Economic Recovery

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (November 10, 2009) – With the recession nudging many back to school to learn new skills, Everest College in Chesapeake, Va., is ready with its new Residential HVAC and electrical training.

Both the Electrician and the Residential HVAC training are nine-month programs designed to take students to successfully compete for various entry-level jobs within the electrical and HVAC industries.

The electrician technician program is broken down into nine modules and covers:

• Electrical theory and algebra for trades
• National Electrical Code (NEC)/Safety/Hand Tools and conduit bending
• Residential/Commercial and NEC requirements
• Transformer principles and test equipment
• Hazardous locations and power distribution
• Power distribution and emergency systems
• Motor concepts and jobsite management
• Advanced industrial controls
• Solid state controls and industrial automation

The residential HVAC program is broken down into nine modules and covers:
• Basic Construction
• Basic Electricity
• Air Conditioning
• Fuel Heating Systems
• Air Distribution
• Systems Controls
• Heat Pumps
• System Application and Design
• Residential HVAC Diagnostics

Students of both programs will be given their own set of electrical or HVAC tools.

“By adding the trades to our campus, we are putting more competitive choices out there for the community and anyone wanting to learn how to become an electrician or an HVAC technician,” said Jacob Witt, vice president of the Everest College’s Chesapeake campus. “Our students will learn from the best instructors at one of the best HVAC and electrical labs in the area and leave here with the skills to compete for an entry-level position these fields"

Graduates of the electrician technician program are qualified for entry-level positions such as commercial, residential and industrial electrician; preventive maintenance electrician; production electrician; bench electrician; repair electrician; industrial maintenance electrician; programming electrician; maintenance technician; field service electricians; and installation electricians in any manufacturing industry.

Residential HVAC technician program graduates are qualified for entry-level positions such as HVAC dispatcher, installation helper, HVAC preventive maintenance mechanic, HVAC technician helper, or technician trainee.

About Everest

Everest College – Chesapeake Campus, located at 825 Greenbrier Circle #100, Chesapeake, VA 23320, provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in business, accounting, criminal justice, massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, medical assisting, and medical insurance billing and coding in addition to residential HVAC and electrician training. Everest College has two campuses in Virginia – Chesapeake and Newport News. Everest has 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit

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