Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician Overview
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 (HVACR) 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 HVACR technicians.
Part of a career pathway, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician technical diploma credits apply toward the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.
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Just the Facts
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician
Financial Aid Eligible
Sheet Metal/Installer HVAC
Benedict Sales & Service
Erv Smith Services
Gene's Heating & Cooling
Hurlburt Heating & Plumbing
Hutchinson Technology, Inc.
Kurth Heating and Cooling
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $43,181.
100% of our recent Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 54 job openings in the CVTC district for the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician program.
HVACR 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 HVACR equipment.
Students will be asked to diagnose and solve a variety of electrical and mechanical problems found on actual HVACR equipment.
Earn Credentials Along the Way
Career Pathways What is a 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.
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.
Related Programs & Certificates
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.
Degrees & Diplomas
Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR), Associate Degree
Renewable Energy, Technical Diploma
Continue Your Learning
CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.// Explore Continuing Ed Opportunities
Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.
A Program You Can Trust
The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician program is accredited by HVAC Excellence. HVAC Excellence programmatic accreditation identifies educational programs that possess, the resources and administrative support, to prepare students for entry level positions in the HVACR industry. Visit accreditation website.