HVAC students earn variable speed motors credential

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students at North Platte Community College are now NC3-certified in variable speed motors.

To receive the Trane certification, the students had to go through a “hands-on” course led by a qualified instructor. Upon completion, the students took exams.

Among other things, they had to demonstrate an understanding of motor design and components; the applications and sequence of operation of various motors; proper service procedures; use of appropriate tools and test instruments and proper steps and techniques in troubleshooting motor issues.

Pictured front row, left to right are HVAC students: Wakinyan Red Cloud, of North Platte; Vicente Acevedo-Barrios, of Lexington; Hoyt Dancer, of Sutherland; Micah Anderson, of North Platte; Dylan Hamilton, of Brady; Rylan Burns, of Ogallala; Dalton Miller, of McCook and Logan Stephens, of Ogallala. Not pictured was Evan Markut, of McCook.