Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides the hands-on foundation needed for an entry-level position in the HVAC fields. Graduates will understand the various components of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, including furnaces, ductwork, boilers, hydronic piping, HRVs (heat recovery ventilators), evaporators, condensers, circuits, and controls. Students will also explore geothermal, biomass, and solar heating systems. Through hands-on classroom lab activities, students will join various piping types, design and construct ductwork, and install a complete residential HVAC system. They will also learn the electrical skills necessary to read wiring diagrams and troubleshoot mechanical control systems. Graduates are prepared to take the EPA 608 Technician Certifi cation exam for refrigerants. Graduates of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning technical diploma may advance into the Renewable Energy Technician program.

Program Name: 
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Program Number: 
30-401-4
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Short-Term
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Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$34,941

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