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Clovis Community College HVAC program granted national accreditation...

CLOVIS, NM − Having met the industry's standard of excellence in quality education, the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at Clovis Community College recently received national accreditation.

David Fuller is CCC's HVAC instructor and has instructed HVAC students for the last two years. When asked about receiving the accreditation, Fuller said, "The HVAC department of CCC is once again very pleased to be accredited by HVAC Excellence for another 5 years. HVAC Excellence is nationally recognized in the HVAC industry. Maintaining this level of expertise is extremely important to my students and upon completion of the program they are prepared to graduate knowing the program has been certified by a leader in teaching industry standards." He went on to say, "Future employers are more willing to hire our students because they know that our program of studies is accredited by a nationally recognized organization."

Robin Kuykendall, division chair for Occupational Technology is pleased with the department's achievement. "CCC strives to provide the highest quality of education to our students. This accreditation shows our commitment to quality education and our commitment to training skilled workers for Clovis and the surrounding areas," Kuykendall stated.

Following a series of evaluations which included an October site visit, HVAC Excellence of Washington D.C. awarded accreditation to the CCC program.

HVAC is one of the longest standing of CCC's vocational and technical training programs, with this fall seeing its largest enrollment in more than four years.

Enhancing workforce success and employer satisfaction, accreditation also offers students greater transferability of education credits and is often a factor in job recruitment and placement.

Accreditation ensures a program's mission, curriculum, instruction plans, cooperative training, instructor qualifications, funding, equipment and tools and administrative responsibilities meet the standards necessary to give the future workforce the quality training and skills needed for success in the HVAC industry.

Created in 1994, HVAC Excellence is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving technical competency within the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. For further information, visit: www.hvacexcellence.org.

For further information on the accreditation of Clovis Community College's HVAC program, contact: Marketing Director Lisa Spencer, (575) 769-4115 or lisa.spencer@clovis.edu