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As a potential HVAC Technician student, you probably have some questions about HVAC careers and HVAC jobs. Well we have the answers. We interviewed Eric E. Seltenright, an expert in the HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration) field. He is an experienced HVAC/R Instructor and a Program Supervisor for IntelliTec College’s Refrigeration & AC-HVAC Technician program in Colorado Springs.
We present this interview to you about HVAC careers into 3 articles:
- Exploring HVAC Careers Part 1 – Could You Be a Great HVAC Technician? In this first article, Mr. Seltenright describes the traits a person needs to become a good HVAC Technician. Read this article if you are wondering if a career in HVAC is right for you.
- Exploring HVAC Careers Part 2 – Entry Level HVAC Jobs. This second article shares Mr. Seltenright’s secrets on how to find HVAC jobs right out of school.
- Exploring HVAC Careers Part 3 – How Experienced HVAC Technicians Advance Their Careers. In this last article, Mr. Seltenright explores the many options for seasoned HVAC Technicians to move up in this industry.
Seltenright’s HVAC/R Experience
- Associate degree in HVAC/R from El Paso Community College, while minoring in business and working at a small refrigeration company.
- Worked as a technician, lead technician, and service manager for several refrigeration companies in Colorado Springs and was a branch manager for a major refrigeration wholesaler.
- Owner and operator of his own company from 1988-2000. Worked in commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, commercial ice systems, commercial cooking equipment and restaurant equipment – service, installation and maintenance.
- Joined the IntelliTec College team in 2005, starting out as an instructor in Advanced Refrigeration and Controls. Served as Lead Instructor and Associate Program Supervisor prior to being appointed Supervisor for the HVAC Department in 2010.
- Currently serves as a private HVAC/R consultant to IntelliTec College as well as to various individuals and entities around town.
About the Refrigeration & AC-HVAC Technician Program at IntelliTec College
IntelliTec’s Refrigeration & AC-HVAC Technician program offered in Colorado Springs features: Associate of Occupational Studies Degree, HVAC training hands-on, industry-specific training equipment, preparation for professional certification(s), experienced instructors, small class sizes and career placement assistance.[boilerplate about-colo-springs]