HVACR Students Place in Residential Wiring

Marked Tree - HVACR students ready to wire a new home?  Well, not quite, but four of Robert Tucker's HVACR students who competed, placed in the top eight in competition February 23rd.

According to NEACTC instructor Robert Tucker, students learn basic electrical circuitry during their course of study in HVACR.  "The neat thing is that my students work for about two weeks to get the wiring skills for my course then they go to competition and compete very well.  And, they compete with students that are in actual electrical wiring classes where my students are in HVAC class, and not an electrical class."

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Hunter Carr (Greene County Tech) finished as runnerup.  Enrique Lopez (Nettleton) finished number five, Hunter Douglas (Riverside) was sixth, and Caitlyn Patterson (Nettleton) placed eighth in a field of 20 participants in residential wiring.

HVAC_Wire2a"I am very proud of my students.  Last year we did not get to compete because of snow and ice.  But this year they made up for it," Tucker stated.

As a foot​note to this story, Enrique Lopez registered a perfect score on the Unive
rsal EPA Certification exam March 15th.

RTEPA certification allows an individual to purchase refrigerant, a restricted product, and to use in servicing.  Tucker said that this makes a student very valuable to an employer when they pass this exam.  Tucker noted that he has had numerous students pass the EPA exam in the past several years.

Congratulations Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration students!  Now, when you get that home wired, you can install and service your own HVAC system....now that's impressive.