The construction of two new state-of-the-art educational laboratories is near completion at the Antelope Valley College in Los Angeles County, CA. Completion of the refrigeration and HVAC labs, which will open inside the newly constructed Technical Education Building on campus, is expected early in 2003. The first students are scheduled to attend classes in the fall of 2003.
Planning for construction of the new labs began 12 years ago in response to a growing demand in the area for more advanced HVAC/R training. Loren “Shorty” Shuck, CMS, and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) educational and examining board chairman, served on a committee at the college that managed campus facilities development. Fellow RSES member, Joseph Owens, CM, Secretary of the Antelope Valley Chapter of RSES, who is also an instructor at the college, eventually took over Shuck’s role on the committee.