CCTC’s HVAC Program Manager Selected to Teach in the Bahamas

September 7, 2022

SUMTER, SC — Central Carolina Technical College’s academic program manager for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R), Chris Watkins, has been selected to teach a class to HVAC technicians from all over the country at the iConnect Training Center of the Bahamas in San Salvador. 

Combining state-of-the-art HVAC/R industry learning for business owners and their top-level teams, this training offers courses led by HVAC/R instructors giving the opportunity to learn the latest technology. iConnect Training is the leading provider of the finest HVAC and electrical training units to the educational markets worldwide. These HVAC training solutions can do everything from demonstrating simple concepts to illustrating advanced troubleshooting techniques in the HVAC industry. 

With more than 35 years of HVAC experience, Watkins has been an instructor at Central Carolina Technical College since 2010 and was named the Academic Program Manager for HVAC in 2013. The program was the first of two in the state of South Carolina to achieve national accreditation through HVAC Excellence. 

Watkins holds an associate degree from Central Carolina Technical College, a Certified Master HVAC EducatorCredential from HVAC Excellence and has a professional certification as a building analyst through the Building Performance Institute. He has numerous HVAC industry and manufacturer specialty certifications ranging from refrigeration to solar thermal technology. He is a member of the S.C. Association of HVAC Contractors and a member of the Refrigeration and Service Engineers Society.

“The HVAC department is committed to making sure that our students meet the educational requirements to help them become an asset to our local HVAC contractors,” Watkins said. “The HVAC field has an excellent career outlook and compensation and employment is expected to increase by over 15 percent through 2026. We pride ourselves on keeping up with new innovations and technology in our industry.” For more information on CCTC’s HVAC program, visit or call 803.778.1961.