Aug. 14 open house: MCC offers pathway to training and immediate work in HVAC

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MANCHESTER, NH – In response to the overwhelming need for well-trained professionals in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning or HVAC field, Manchester Community College is hosting an open house for anyone interested in this career path.  The fall semester begins in just a few weeks and there are still slots available for the MCC program that has a 100 percent hiring rate for graduates, one of the most successful programs on campus each year.

The Open House for all programs is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th, from 4-6:30 p.m The MCC HVAC team offer prospective students and families a full tour of the new facility and visitors can talk with an admissions counselor, learn about career and transfer options, and explore the financial aid options available.

“We offer degree and certificate programs that align well with the types of jobs available throughout New Hampshire,” explains Brian Bicknell, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Manchester Community College.  “We have worked closely with area employers to design a program that will prepare workers for what they will meet in the real world. And we have connections with businesses that are hiring, so graduates of these programs leave campus and head straight to work.”

Business owners say it’s a terrific return on investment because the MCC program gives graduates work-ready skills.  “We are desperate for good workers,” explains Joel Pickering, President of Denron Plumbing and HVAC, LLC in Manchester, who is also a former adjunct teacher at MCC and currently serves as a member of the MCC Advisory Board for HVAC.  “Our industry is seeing explosive growth and we need workers. People can expect to leave the classroom and make a really good salary right away, most are even able to secure employment in the field while taking classes in the program.  This work is needed all over the state, so the opportunities are endless. We hope by raising awareness of this program, we can recruit a new generation of workers to our field.”

Manchester Community College’s Fall semester begins August 26th

About Manchester Community College:

Manchester Community College is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire and offers more than 65 associate degree and certificate programs for transfer and career preparation in the areas of: Arts, Humanities and Communication; Business; Education, Social and Behavioral Science; Health Science and Services; Industry and Transportation; and STEM and Advanced Manufacturing. MCC also offers non-credit professional and workforce development, and customized corporate training. For more information, visit

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