Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians install, maintain and repair climate control systems. These skilled trade professionals work in a variety of settings including business, industrial and residential. They play a critical role in new construction and renovation.
If you like working with your hands and variety in your work, this hands-on, in-demand field may be for you. To learn more about our HVAC program, visit eicc.edu/hvac
During High School
Term 1 — Fall, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 8 credits
- HCR:260 HVAC Trade Skills 1, 3 credits
- HCR:308 Refrigeration Fundamentals, 5 credits
Term 2 — Spring, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 8 credits
- CSC:107 Computer Literacy, 3 credits
- HCR:405 Basic Electricity for HVAC Tech, 5 credits
Term 3 — Fall, Senior Year of High School, 8 credits
- HCR:261 HVAC Trade Skills II, 3 credits
- HCR:116 Domestic Heating, 5 credits
Term 4 — Spring, Senior Year of High School, 8 credits
- SPC:122 Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits
- HCR:441 HVAC Controls and Circuitry, 5 credits
After High School
Term 5 — Summer, After High School Graduation, 7 credits
- HCR:851 HVAC-R Industry Safety, 2 credits
- HCR:271 Advanced Domestic Heating and Air Conditioning, 5 credits
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma (39 credits)
Careers in HVAC
HVAC is the installation, maintenance and repair work, studying blueprints and following government regulations, residential and commercial, and customer service.
HVAC careers provide high income potential, growth opportunities, active, hands-on work and job independence.
- HVAC Engineer
Design, install, repair and maintain entire HVAC systems including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Engineers meet with clients and design systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.
- HVAC Installer
Focus on installing the required equipment, control panels and the entire HVAC system into a building.
- AC Technician
Make sure the air conditioning unit in homes and businesses is functioning properly. Technicians know how all electrical components work, how to maintain the motors and check ductwork.
- Refrigeration Technician
Install, maintain and repair refrigerators. Refrigeration Technicians primarily focus on ice machines, beverage machines and refrigeration units.
- Automotive HVAC Technician
Ensure cooling and heating systems in vehicles are working properly.
- HVAC/R Sales
Demonstrate and promote HVAC units to individuals at trade shows/ seminars with technical knowledge, excellent communication skills and a willingness to offer great services and tenacity.
- HVAC/R Contractor
Specialize in the installation and maintenance of furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and central air conditioners.
- HVAC Mechanic
Install, maintain and repair HVAC systems. Many mechanics specialize in a specific system — heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration.
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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