Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Learn practical knowledge to pursue your HVAC career.


The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning/refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry. The student should obtain EPA certification prior to leaving school in order to be employed in any job that requires work with refrigerants.

Program Structure

  1. Introduction to HVAC/R (250 Hours)
  2. HVAC/R Fundamentals (250 Hours)
  3. HVAC/R Service Practices (250 Hours)
  4. HVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices (250 Hours)
  5. HVAC/R Advanced Service Practices (formerly ‘Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician’) OR HVAC/R Advanced Commercial and Industrial Service Practices (formerly ‘Refrigeration Mechanic’) (350 Hours)

1,350 Hours (Approx. 2 years) is required to complete this program. The length of time is also dependent upon enrollment (full-time/part-time) and the completion of the required competencies.


Test Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.) scores required for the course:

  • Mathematics= 10
  • Language= 9
  • Reading= 9

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