Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Program Description

This program provides all of the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment as an entry-level Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician. Our students obtain extensive hands-on experience in the repair, maintenance and installation of a wide variety of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems.

Both residential and commercial systems are covered to provide students with a wide variety of experience. Classes in HVAC are taught by lecture and followed by appropriate laboratory experiences, building both hands-on and application skills. The HVAC program will provide the opportunity for students to complete Industry Competency Residential and Light Commercial Competency Exams.

Student and HVAC instructor workin on air conditioning unit

Award Options

  • Associate of Applied Science - HVAC

  • Diploma - HVAC (one year)

  • Certificate - HVAC (two semesters)

Job Outlook

Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 34 percent during the 2010-20 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the population and stock of buildings grows, so does the demand for residential, commercial, and industrial climate-control systems. Median hourly wages of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers were $19.08 in May 2010. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.94 and $24.84 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12.19, and the top 10 percent earned more than $30.59.

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