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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician Program Details

Did you know that qualified and certified technicians in the environmental air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration industry are in high demand? Take advantage of this need by enrolling in CVTC’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration-HVAC Technician program. In one year you can earn a technical diploma and start your career.

The program will cover:

  • Gas, oil, electric, and hydronic heating systems
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning systems
  • HVACR technical problem solving
  • Renewable and sustainable energy technology
  • Geothermal and solar systems applications
  • Equipment installation
  • Servicing and troubleshooting equipment
  • Renewable energies

This program will provide you with both hands-on technical and service situations under the close supervision of an experienced instructor.

This program will prepare you to take the Environmental Protection Agency Certification Exam for safe handling of refrigerants along with the Industry Competency Exam for HVAC/R technicians.

Just the Facts

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration-HVAC Technician
33 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program:
One Year

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $8,098

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Gainful Employment Data

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

HVAC/R Career Pathway  

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

100% of our Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technician graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $42,776.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician program.
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  • HVAC/R Service & Applications
    Students learn the techniques to install, test, maintain, and troubleshoot residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems, in a well-equipped lab that provides the optimal training experience.
  • Schematic Wiring–HVAC
    Students will learn to read and interpret electrical schematics found on a variety of HVAC/R equipment.
  • Technical Problems–HVAC
    Students will be asked to diagnose and solve a variety of electrical and mechanical problems found on actual HVAC/R equipment.


  • HVAC Technician
  • Service/Install Technician
  • Serviceman HVAC Mechanicals
  • Facility Director of Maintenance
  • Shop Worker

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