Capstone College

1200 N. Fair Oaks Ave Suite 32
Pasadena CA  91103

Phone: (626) 486-1000

Capstone College

HVAC TECH:

The HVAC Technician Program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge, skills, work habits, and practical applications of HVAC/R systems required for entry-level employment in today’s HVAC /R industry. The HVAC Technician program prepares students to efficiently perform and specialize in the installation, maintenance and service of HVAC/R systems in the high-demand HVAC/R industry.

Program Mission and Objectives

The mission and objective of the HVAC Technician Program is to provide students with the training in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems including safety procedures for the use of tools and testing equipment, basic electricity, electrical components, theory and practical applications of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, sheet metal installation, schematics, brazing and soldering, maintenance and service, troubleshooting, repair and installation of HVAC/R systems. Students will be provided the training and practical applications on the basic HVAC/R processes in a real-world, hands-on laboratory environment on the same equipment used by business and industry and to be able to efficiently perform the entry-level duties required in the HVAC/R Industry.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the HVAC Technician Program will be able to perform installation, service, or repair of heating, air conditioning systems or refrigeration systems in residences or light commercial establishments. Graduates can obtain entry-level positions as HVAC Technician, HVAC Service Technician, HVAC/R Technician, HVAC/R Service Technician, HVAC Installers, HVAC Apprentices, HVAC Helpers, and Sheet Metal Workers and other related position according to O*Net Online. There is a bright outlook for HVAC Technicians in today’s job market according to O*Net Online. Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and will have large numbers of job openings. The Projected employment growth 2010-2020 for HVAC Technicians will much faster than average at 29%. The Standard Occupational Classifications for these job titles and other associated titled descriptions can be found in the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net S.O.C. #49-9021.011. According to O*Net Online the sample of reported job titles include: Service Technician, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Service Technician (HVAC Service Technician), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technician (HVAC Technician), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Installer (HVAC Installer), HVAC Specialist (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Specialist), HVAC Technician (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician), Air Conditioning Technician (AC Tech), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Mechanic (HVAC Mechanic), HVAC Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Installer), Mechanic.

Educational Requirements

The HVAC Technician Program is a total of 864 hours (36 weeks). The program is divided into course modules. Students must complete all modules starting with any module and continuing until all modules are successfully completed. All theory and laboratory sessions will be held at the college. Students who complete the program in a satisfactory manner and graduate are awarded a Certificate as an HVAC Technician.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE:

The Physical Therapy Aide Program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and work habits required for entry level employment as a Physical Therapy Aide in today’s healthcare industry. The program prepares students to efficiently perform the clinical and administrative tasks of assisting a Registered Physical Therapist in a variety of settings.

Program Mission and Objectives

The mission and objective of the Physical Therapy Aide Program is to provide students with training in a variety of patient care modalities including: massage therapy, ultrasound therapy, traction and electrical stimulation. Students will learn basic medical terminology, as well as being introduced to the Anatomy and Physiology procedures outlined in this course. Students are also trained in patient care, positioning patients, the proper use of exercising techniques, heat packs, transporting patients, use of ambulatory aids, customer service, patient charting and basic computer operations. The program provides students with the training and skills to efficiently perform the clinical and administrative tasks of assisting a Registered Physical Therapist in a variety of settings. These include: physical therapy offices, hospitals, chiropractic clinics, long-term care facilities, aquatic facilities, sport medicine clinics and health fitness centers.

Occupational Objectives

Graduates of the Physical Therapy Aide Program will be able to perform the following duties under a licensed supervisor: patient care applying a variety of modalities, front office, ordering supplies, maintaining patient records and communicate effectively with patients and other health care providers, assisting with the patient’s recovery, and helping make therapy sessions productive for all patients in this rewarding healthcare industry. There is a bright outlook for Physical Therapy Aides in today’s job market according to O*Net Online. Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years and will have large numbers of job openings. The Projected growth in employment 2010-2020 for Physical Therapy Aides will much faster than average at 29%. The Standard Occupational Classifications for these job titles and other associated titled descriptions can be found in the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*Net S.O.C. #31-2022.00. According to O*Net Online the sample of reported job titles include: Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PT Aide), Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Aide, Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapist Technician, Rehabilitation Technician, Restorative Aide (RA), Clinical Rehabilitation Aide, and Physical Therapy Attendant.

Educational Requirements

The Physical Therapy Aide Program is a total of 750 clock hours (30 weeks) that includes classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. The Program is divided into course modules and Externship. Students must complete all modules starting with any module and continuing until all modules are successfully completed. Students in the Physical Therapy Aide Program must complete 125 hours of Externship training in a physical therapy setting. Students who complete the program in a satisfactory manner are awarded a Certificate of Physical Therapy Aide completion. All theory sessions will be held at the college.

Capstone College
1200 North Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena Ca. 91103
Phone: 626-486-1000

The mission of Capstone College is to offer career-focused education and technical skills training, supportive services and life-long education necessary to enable our students to become successfully employed in their chosen field and achieve their highes

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Founded: 1987

Categories: College & University, Education

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Mon: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm



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