The chillest club on campus.

When is the next meeting?

Meetings are held every other Thursday.  Free food, of course! Typically, guest speakers give insight into the industry or our officers provide an opportunity to learn something new about the concentration.  The link to join our mailing list is provided below.  Just fill out the form and the next time a meeting rolls around you'll be sure to know!

CAN I GET SOME HELP PAYING FOR SCHOOL?

The HVAC industry is a tight-knit bunch.  The industry is very supportive of both the club and students in the concentration.  As such, there are lots of opportunities to get financial support.  Download our most recent file below to see some scholarships available through ASHRAE.  Don't forget to check out our "Internships/Jobs" tab, also!

      Scholarships:

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WHERE/WHO ARE THE HVAC COMPANIES NEAR ME?

ASHRAE has a list of their Chapters (that is, branches of the organization) listed on their website.  You can find the Chapter nearest you by scrolling through their page.  Click the link below to see the list.

WHAT iS HVAC&R ?

     The HVAC&R industry keeps the world comfortable and safe.  It provides building occupants with comfortable heating/cooling and supplies specific environmental conditions for a products or processes (such as data centers and hospitals). There are lots of positions to choose from in the industry and companies are always looking for bright, talented, and motivated Cal Poly engineers.


WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE IN THE HVAV&R INDUSTRY?

  • Sales 

    • Outside Sales Engineer: Outside sales engineers meet with customers directly to sell new equipment,       service contracts, and modifications of existing systems. They also provide technical assistance to customers.
    • Inside Sales Representative: Inside sales engineers sell equipment by means of telephone or     correspondence and answer inquires for equipment or services. They also assist the outside sales engineers by drafting estimates and gathering information.
    • Sales Manager: Sales managers are responsible for budgets, sales forecasts, supervision of sales force and quotations, maintaining and helping to determine company sales policy.
  • Design-Specification

    • Consulting/Design Engineer: A Consulting/Design Engineer is responsible for the selection, design, layout, and specification of mechanical equipment to meet end user requirements. They ensure that installations are made in accordance with instructions. Obtaining a Professional Engineering license is highly recommended.
  • Design-Build

    • Project Manager: Project managers are in charge of specific company projects. They are responsible for engineering design, materials control, on-site problem solving, and coordination with other companies on job-site.
    • Job Foreman or Supervisor: The Job Foreman/Supervisor is responsible for assigning and supervising service personnel’s work. He arranges for required service materials as well as plans for regular servicing and maintenance.
    • Design Engineer: See ‘Consulting/Design Engineer’ under Design-Specification. Obtaining a Professional Engineering license is recommended.
    • Estimator: An Estimator works with plans, specifications, and often existing site conditions in order to determine the material and labor requirements to prepare a bid for a job.
  • Service

    • Service Salesman: Service Salesmen sell service contracts for new and existing installations. They plans warranty service for equipment manufacturers.
    • Service Manager: The Service Manager is responsible for supervising field service, publishing service information, and providing technical training to employees and customers.
  • Other

    • Service Salesman: Service Salesmen sell service contracts for new and existing installations. They plans warranty service for equipment manufacturers.
    • Service Manager: The Service Manager is responsible for supervising field service, publishing service information, and providing technical training to employees and customers.