Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC/R)
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) technicians to install, service and repair, the air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration units in our homes and workplaces.
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Job Titles & Career Info
Why choose HVAC-R?
- Enjoy trouble-shooting & problem-solving
- Specialize in an interest area within HVAC/R, such as solar panels, commercial refrigeration, residential systems, or resting and balancing
- Enter an in-demand field with a bright job outlook
Prepare for what you will do at work
- Install, check & maintain HVAC/R systems
- Work with other specialized workers to install large HVAC/R systems
- Repair or replace malfunctioning components of HVAC/R systems
- Follow government regulations when handling & managing refrigerants
Marketable skills you will learn
- Critical thinking
- Personal & social responsibility
- Computer literacy
Before you enroll, think about:
Special Requirement: Hand Tools
When you enroll in one of our HART Programs, you are required to furnish your own hand tools to use while you are in the program and in the field.
These tools are not required on the first day of class, which is set aside for orientation.
Get Your Tools
You can get your tools at AC Supply, which offers a discounted price for all HART students.
You are not required to purchase tools from AC Supply. It is only an option because they are the same tools our instructors use.
On the job
- You may work outside and potentially in bad weather.
- You may have to work in cramped, awkward, uncomfortable spaces.
- HVAC/R technicians sometimes work overtime or irregular hours during weather extremes.
Need a boost to get ready for college?
Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.
Degrees & Certificates
- Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology: Commercial HVAC/R Technician, AAS
- Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology: Residential HVAC/R Technician, AAS
Occupational Skills Awards
How Much Time & Money to Finish?
|Degree or Certificate||Program Title||Hours||Total Tuition & Fees|
|AAS||Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration-Commercial HVAC/R Technician||60||$3,840|
|AAS||Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration-Residential HVAC/R Technician||60||$3,840|
|CRT1||HVAC Residential Technician I||23||$1,472|
|CRT1||HVAC Residential Technician II||20||$1,280|
|CRT2||HVAC/R Commercial Technician||51||$3,264|
- Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
- Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.
Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.
Earn More Choices & More Money
Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.
Start on Your Pathway!
Building Technologies Department
Career & Technical Education (CTE) Support Specialist
Updated September 07, 2021