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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:
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.
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Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician
35 Credit Technical Diploma
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Estimated Total: $6,979*
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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician program.
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.
Students will learn to read and interpret electrical schematics found on a variety of HVAC/R equipment.
Students will be asked to diagnose and solve a variety of electrical and mechanical problems found on actual HVAC/R equipment.
Earn Credentials Along the Way
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Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.
// Gainful Employment Data // Program Outcomes
89% of our recent Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician graduates get a job in the industry.
Our recent Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $38,477.
There are 47 job openings in the CVTC district for the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) Technician industry.
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The instructors are people you can relate to 100 percent. They’ll work with you until you understand what you need to do, even in after-class hours.
–Spencer, HVAC/R Student
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC), Associate Degree
Renewable Energy, Technical Diploma
Gas Heating and Airflow
Oil, Electric and Hydronic Heating
CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.
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The Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) is an independent, third party organization that is a partnership between heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) educators and the HVACR industry that will award accreditation to programs that have met and/or exceeded industry validated standards. Visit accreditation website.
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