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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Main Campus

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). 
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Jobs will grow two to three times the average growth forecast by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), says its industry currently needs 27,000 new workers each year just to replace those who retire. The career opportunities in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) are nearly limitless, and a career in the HVAC industry provides a dynamic and exciting career with many different job opportunities.

This is a 600-hour program that provides the required skills for entry level positions with companies that install, operate, troubleshoot and service light commercial and residential air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment. Through classroom and “hands on” training, students will gain knowledge and practice skills necessary to equip them for success in the HVAC field.

Course Start Date:
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Monday thru Thursday 5:30-9:30pm

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete the WorkKeys Assessment
  • Physically able to perform heavy lifting
  • Attend Program Orientation with program coordinator
• Total Program Hours: 600
• Theory Hours: 399
• Lab Hours: 201

Career-Technical Instructional Modules:
MODULE                                                                THEORY         LAB
AC/DC Electrical Systems                                            20               16
All-Weather Systems                                                    30               6
Basic Automatic Controls                                            19               17
Chilled Water Systems                                                 30               6
Common Refrigeration I                                              24               12
Common Refrigeration II                                             14               22
Cooling Systems I                                                          24               12
Cooling Systems II                                                         14               22
Heating Systems I                                                          24               12
Heating Systems II                                                         14               22
Electric Motors                                                                12              24
OSHA Safety                                                                    10              0
Basic Computer Skills                                                     26               0
Refrigerant and Oil Chemistry Management             22              14
Safety, Tools, and Equipment                                       20             16
Theory of Heat                                                                36               0
Capstone: Program Review/Certification                   36               0
Communication and Career Preparation                   24               0 


  • EPA section 608 and R-410A Certifications
  • NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Universal or Industry Competency Exam (ICE-Residential) for HVAC Technicians
  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certification
  • American Heart First Aid/CPR Certification
  • WCCC Certificate of Program Completion

Program Costs:

  • Application Fee - includes non-refundable $30 registration fee and $45 WorkKeys Assessment
  • Tuition: $8,850 (includes books and tool kit)

For information, please call 513.933.3938.
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