Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma Program

Diploma Program - 100% On-Campus

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Embark on an electrifying journey into the world of HVAC systems installation, maintenance, and repair, where safety takes center stage. Brace yourself as our program ignites your passion by delving deep into the core of this exhilarating industry. From unraveling the mysteries of electricity to mastering the intricacies of refrigeration, you will develop a solid foundation in HVAC practices, all while adhering to standard rules and regulations that govern this dynamic field. But that's not all! Be prepared to unleash your potential beyond the classroom as you tackle thrilling out-of-class assignments that will put your skills to the test.

  • Delve into the realm of industry safety practices, mastering the skills to navigate hazards and triumph over challenges in the HVAC field.
  • Acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems maintenance and repair, with a focus on electrical systems, refrigeration techniques, and other HVAC systems.
  • Become a master in utilizing EPA guidelines, Clean Air Act rules and regulations, manufacturer recommendations, and good trade practices to ensure exemplary work that meets industry standards.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: On-Campus
  • Program Length: 10 months
  • Credits: 64

Career Options

  • HVAC Technician/Installer
  • HVAC Engineer
  • HVAC Sales Representative
  • HVAC Project Manager
  • HVAC Maintenance Supervisor
  • HVAC Energy Auditor
  • HVAC Instructor/Trainer

A.A.S. Degree

Complete the HVAC/R Diploma Program, then transition to our 7-month online Construction Management program. Get an associate degree in just 17 months.

What You Will Learn

  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot HVAC/R equipment and systems.
  • Complete required safety courses, necessary within the skilled trade for employment.
  • Be introduced to various systems and brands common to the industry.
  • Learn common terminology and procedures related to the HVAC/R field.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Illinois for HVAC/R Mechanics and Installers is expected to increase by 5% between 2021 and 2031.1

The Rockford Career College Advantage

Rockford Career College is a distinguished institution that prioritizes career-focused education, equipping students with practical skills and real-world experience in their desired fields. What sets Rockford Career College apart is its unwavering commitment to preparing students for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Choose from a diverse range of programs in animal sciences, healthcare, business, cannabis, and skilled trades. Our programs are meticulously crafted to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalized attention and support from our instructors, thanks to our small class sizes. This approach ensures a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: We understand the demands of your life. That's why we offer on-campus, hybrid, and fully online diploma and degree programs that provide the flexibility you need to accommodate your lifestyle.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals who bring extensive experience and expertise to the classroom. Our faculty members provide invaluable real-world insights and connections to enhance your learning journey.
  • Hands-on Training: Gain practical skills through hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and clinical settings. Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, enhancing your confidence and readiness for your future career.


  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance & dedicated career services team
  • RCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)