Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma Program

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program

This hands-on program prepares you for entry-level work as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technician/installer. You can choose residential or commercial work and install or repair heating, central air conditioning or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces and heating stoves.

Program length – 10 months

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On-campus program

Courses for this program include installation, maintenance and repairing systems, as well as industry safety practices. Program includes an externship to provide relevant, real world experience. Upon completion, graduates could be prepared for the EPA certification exam and for entry-level work as an HVAC installer or mechanic.

New construction, new technology and a focus on environmental issues are contributing to the demand for qualified technicians. Some HVACR techs choose to specialize in installation, while others choose maintenance. HVACR installers can work in a variety of settings, including residences, schools, stores, warehouses, hospitals and office buildings.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 84,200 new HVAC installers will be needed between 2014 and 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

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