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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology


About the Program

This Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors and theory of refrigeration are included. Advanced work in commercial HVAC includes reach-in and walk-in units found in stores, dairies, and markets. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning, temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning, installation and troubleshooting of equipment. Students are required to provide their own basic tools.


Career Opportunities

HVAC technicians work on both residential and commercial systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for these specialists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. In 2012, the median annual salary for HVAC technicians was $43,640.


Degrees & Certificates

  • HVAC/R Engineering Technology A.A.S.
  • HVAC/R Installation Technician Certificate
  • HVAC/R Service Technician Certificate
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate
  • Electrical Troubleshooting Technician Certificate
  • Residential Air Conditioning Technician Certificate
  • Residential Energy Auditing Certificate
  • Residential Heating Technician Certificate

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Fast-Track Program

Develop a career, increase your earnings or advancement potential and get the HVAC/R knowledge needed to pass certification exams in our 16-week program.

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HVACR Engineering Technology Program

Check out CLC's updated HET/HVAC labs and watch how students train for this good-paying, hands-on career. Meet Allen Smith, Jr., department chair and find out why he calls this program “life changing.”

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