HVAC Academy

Begin Your HVAC Career Now

Gain the skills to launch your career as an entry-level Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) tech. Free college classes teach you to repair, maintain, and install residential and commercial systems. Graduate high school, then finish a short summer term at EICC. You'll earn a HVAC Diploma and be ready to take competency exams. Our HVAC program is fully accredited by HVAC Excellence, and the only program in the State of Iowa to receive this accreditation.

Start your HVAC Diploma

During high school

  • HCR:260 HVAC Trade Skills 1, 3 credits
  • HCR:308 Refrigeration Fundamentals, 5 credits

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • HCR:405 Basic Electricity for HVAC Tech, 5 credits

  • HCR:261 HVAC Trade Skills II, 3 credits
  • HCR:116 Domestic Heating, 5 credits

  • SPC:122 Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits
  • HCR:441 HVAC Controls and Circuitry, 5 credits

Finish your degree after high school

  • HCR:851 HVAC-R Industry Safety, 2 credits
  • HCR:271 Advanced Domestic Heating and Air Conditioning, 5 credits

Award: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma (39 credits)

Your Career in HVAC

An EICC diploma in HVAC prepares you for many jobs including installation, maintenance, and repair of residential and commercial systems. Take a look:

  • HVAC Engineer
    Designs, installs, repairs and maintains entire HVAC systems in residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
  • HVAC Installer
    Specializes in installation of the entire HVAC system.
  • AC Technician
    Ensures air conditioning units in homes and businesses function properly, with specialized knowledge of electrical components, motors, and ductwork.
  • Refrigeration Technician
    Installs, maintains and repairs refrigerators, ice machines, and beverage machines.
  • Automotive HVAC Technician
    Ensures proper function of vehicle cooling and heating systems.
  • HVAC/R Sales
    Demonstrates and promotes HVAC units during trade shows and seminars using great communication skills and technical knowledge.
  • HVAC/R Contractor
    Specializes in the installation and maintenance of furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and central air conditioners.
  • HVAC Mechanic
    Installs, maintains and repairs HVAC systems, often specializing in just one specific system — heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. 

Clinton Career Advancement Center Welding Lab

Career Advancement Centers

Brand new ultramodern facilities for career and technical education programs, including automotive tech, culinary, healthcare, welding, and more. Enjoy multi-purpose labs, classrooms, and a large common area. Your successful career starts here.

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Danni Krogstad, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Instructor, posing in Muscatine's HVAC lab.
“Just seeing students interested in learning everything: the process, recovery vacuuming, recharging. Just watching them get their hands on and work with copper, gas pipe, and sheet metal. I can tell they are truly learning and enjoying what they are doing. I knew in HVAC I would always have a job no matter what, because everyone needs their comfort.”
Danni Krogstad, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Instructor
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Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

Explore the value of an associate’s degree

Employment and Wage Outlook

Contact our High School Team

Concurrent Advisors

Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain

Concurrent Advisor
jshovlain@eicc.edu
563-244-7014

Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

 

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
hmhansen@eicc.edu
563-441-4004
Serves Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central High Schools

 

Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
ltmclaughlin@eicc.edu
563-244-7192
Serves Bellevue and Maquoketa High Schools

 

Marla Schultz

Marla Schultz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
mschultz@eicc.edu
563-244-7131
Serves Clinton and Easton Valley High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Concurrent Advisor
acalderon-flores@eicc.edu
563-288-6035
Advises Durant and Muscatine High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Mikayla Cardenas

Mikayla Cardenas

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
micardenas@eicc.edu
Serves Muscatine High School

 

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
tputnamgenz@eicc.edu
563-288-6047
Serves Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine High Schools

Sara Schnepper

Sara Schnepper

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
sschnepper@eicc.edu
Serves Wilton and West Liberty High Schools

Concurrent Advisors

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

Concurrent Advisor
mmgleason@eicc.edu
563-336-5241
Advises Assumption, Davenport Central and Davenport North High Schools

 

Lori Perez

Lori Perez

Concurrent Advisor
ljperez@eicc.edu
563-441-4057
Advises Davenport West and North Scott High Schools

 

Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler

Concurrent Advisor
jmspengler@eicc.edu
563-441-4137
Advises Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools

College & Career Transition Counselors/Coaches

Patricia Madden

Patricia Madden

College & Career Transition Counselor/Coach
pamadden@eicc.edu
Serves North Scott High School

HVAC Academy: Locations

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

Muscatine Career Advancement Center

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Map and Directions

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