Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Diploma Program

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Diploma Program

03/2020: All programs have been converted to online.  Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling.  Use your time wisely and enroll today.  Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.

HS diploma not required to enter the program.

Every building, whether residential or commercial, has a need for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians. HVAC/R technicians support new construction, perform maintenance on existing buildings, and enjoy an in-demand field.

This program covers the design and troubleshooting of HVAC/R systems. As soon as you complete required safety courses, your hands-on learning begins. 

Led by instructors who have worked or are still working in the industry, our program incorporates real-world problem-solving, so you could be job-ready upon graduation. 

After meeting with area employers, we added the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program to our area of study to fulfill their job requests.  We prepare you for the EPA certification exam so you can be ready to work.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians in Illinois is expected to increase by thirteen percent.1

1 onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.00, retrieved 2/25/2020

Program length – 10 months


On-campus program
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program prepares students to seek entry-level employment in the industry. HVACR courses include installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems with a strong focus on industry safety practices. Upon completion, you could be prepared for the EPA certification exam and for entry-level work as an HVAC installer or mechanic.

For several reasons, the career outlook for the HVAC industry is very bright. New construction, new technology and a focus on environmental issues are contributing to demand for qualified technicians.

Demand for HVACR installers is expected to grow by 15% with 88,800 new job openings between 2016 and 2026.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 5/11/2018

Rockford, IL