Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning - Refrigeration Performance Measures

HVAC-R Program Performance Measures


Internal Key Performance Indicators (SOURCES: Internal data collections, and Post-Graduate Surveys)

Note: HVAC is the abbreviation for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration; a two-year associate degreed program of study. In Fall ‘12 TSCT expanded the program’s capacity by adding an evening cohort that admitted a new freshmen class every other year. In Fall '15 TSCT truly doubled the capacity of the HVAC program by admitting a new freshmen class every year in the evening cohort. Outcomes listed below are based on overall program performance 

Key Performance Indicators

Class '11 Class '12 Class '13 Class '14 Class '15 Class '16
Progression Rate 83.3% 77.8% 64.0% 65.3% 68.0% 85.1%
Graduation Rate 54.2% 88.9% 60.0% 44.9% 68.0% 74.5%
Post Graduate Survey Response Rate 66.7% 81.3% 93.3% 68.2% 77.8% Pending
Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% Pending
Employed Full Time Within Major 75.0% 100% 92.9% 93.3% 100% Pending
Employed Full Time Outside Major 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.7% 0.0% Pending
Graduate Satisfaction Good Good Good Good Good Pending
Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry 0.0% 69.2% 78.6% 86.7% 85.7% Pending
Annual Median Starting Salary NA $26,500 $32,000 $37,500 $37,500 Pending
Reported Hourly Rate NA $12.74 $15.38 $18.03 $18.03 Pending
Reported Salary Range (Lowest-Highest) NA $22,000-
$48,000
$22,000-
$37,000
$22,500-
$70,500
$25,000-
$54,999
Pending
  • Progression Rate reflects the continuous term-to-term persistence rate for certificate programs and the fall-to-fall retention rate for associate degree programs.
  • Graduation Rate reflects the number of freshmen who were officially enrolled in the fall semester and earned a certificate or degree within the expected timeframe.
  • Post Graduate Survey an annual on-line post graduate survey utilized by the college to gather vital information regarding career placement, starting salary, and level of satisfaction. 
    • Post Graduate Survey Response RatePercentage of Graduates who responded to the Post-Graduate Survey. 
    • Placement Rate is the percent of graduate survey respondents who reported being employed or continued their education on a full-time basis.
    • Employed Full Time within Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time within their field of study.  
    • Employed Full Time outside Major - Percentage of graduates who reported being employed full-time outside their field of study.
    • Graduate Satisfaction is the median graduate survey response evaluating the level of preparation for workforce entry (based on a 5-Item Likert Scale).
    • Rate of Respondents to Salary Inquiry - Percentage of Annual Post Graduate Survey respondents who returned salary information.
    • Annual Median Starting Salary is based on the graduate survey response to the request to identify a starting salary from a range of options. This graph shows the median first year annual salary. All calculations are based on the respondent’s self reported first year annual income. 
    • Reported Hourly Rate - determined by dividing the reported median salary by the number of hours in a traditional full-time work week (40), then the number of weeks in a year (52). 
    • Reported Salary Range -  Beginning with “less than $20,000” and increasing in $5,000 increments (i.e. $20,000-24,999) and ending with “more than $70,000, graduate survey respondents selected their 1st year annual salary range.