Earn credentials. Expand your career options.

CVTC’s certificates are a great way to quickly learn new skills to meet your goals and move ahead! Whether you want to advance your career, change careers, or just secure a little edge in the job market, a short-term certificate can be a smart choice.

Our certificates allow you to master a specific and valuable set of skills that make you attractive to employers while laying a foundation for your future. Courses taken to complete a certificate can get you started toward a degree or diploma, or add value to a degree you’ve earned.

Air Conditioning

Pathway Certificate


Offered in Evenings

Start in August, October, January, or March

8 Credits


This entry level certificate prepares students with skills necessary for basic air conditioning and cooling services. This certificate prepares students to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 certification exam for refrigerant recovery, recycling, and reclamation.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,673

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Gas Heating and Airflow

Pathway Certificate


Offered in Evenings

Start in August, October, January, or March

8 Credits


This entry level certificate prepares students with basic gas heating and air flow skills. People working in a career with this certificate will be expected to perform limited service and installation on gas heating systems, in addition to performing minor airflow and balancing services.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,661

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Oil, Electric and Hydronic Heating

Pathway Certificate


Offered in Evenings

Start in August, October, January, or March

8 Credits


This entry level certificate prepares students with basic oil and electric heating skills. Students will also focus on basic hydronic skills, which is movement of heat using water. People working in a career with this certificate will be expected to perform limited service and installation on oil, electric, and hydronic heating systems.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,491

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Refrigeration

Pathway Certificate


Offered in Evenings

Start in August, October, January, or March

8 Credits


This entry level certificate prepares students with skills necessary for basic refrigeration services. This certificate prepares students to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 certification exam for refrigerant recovery, recycling and reclamation.

Estimated Cost
Total Tuition & Fees: $1,673

Get Started Today

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

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.

Get Started with HVAC/R Pathway Certificates

Pathway certificates are a quick and easy way to learn new skills. Whether you are looking to make yourself more attractive to employers or earn a credential to advance your career, CVTC offers a number of concentrated certificates in HVAC/R. Fill out the short form below and a CVTC representative will contact you shortly.

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If you'd rather speak with someone directly about the pathway credentials available for Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology, give Steve a call or send him an email. He can answer any questions you have.

Steve Gutsch
HVAC/R Instructor
715-858-1889
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