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Ferris HVACR Online Students Visit The Granger Center for Construction and HVACR

June 4, 2018- Ferris State University students are gathering at the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR this week for laboratories to fulfill requirements for online courses taught by John Eric Quilitzsch and Douglas Zentz, HVACR associate professors in the College of Engineering Technology.  Distance learning students in Ferris’ HVACR Engineering Technology program travel from across the world to the Big Rapids campus for five days during the summer to work with the HVACR systems and controls in the energy lab. During the campus visit, lab time provides a hands-on educational experience in fluid measurement, heat transfer, control programming, loop tuning and system commissioning for online students. The 300-level Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration courses, taught by Eric Quilitzsch and Doug Zentz, blend online learning with a practical hands-on educational experience on Ferris’ main campus.  Quoting Zentz “For the working professional, the blended environment of online and hands-on application is absolute for success in the online HVACR Engineering Technology program,” adding, “The biggest advantage is the required five-day Granger Center laboratory experience. This is where the most meaningful learning takes place- when the rubber meets the road.” 

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The SkillsUSA Competition is the showcase event for the best career and technical students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the regional, state and national level. The philosophy of the championships is to reward students for excellence; to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers' needs.

The HVACR program at Ferris is committed to recruiting the best students in the country. The industry partners, faculty and students congratulate the winners and believe the scholarship will help to defray the costs of tuition, books, and fees.

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