Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration

If you like variety in your work and want to have a fun job to go to each day, here is some good news.
The growing number of sophisticated climate-control systems is expected to increase demand for qualified HVAC-R technicians.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook also says that employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

You might enjoy this kind of job if you are the kind of person who stays busy all day.  You were the type of kid who liked to build cars from kits, model rockets, and drones.

Attention to detail is important to you.  If you are a problem solver, enjoy working with your hands, like to help people, and prefer to work independently, this may be the job for you

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Skills You'll Learn

After completing the  Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration program, you’ll be prepared to bring the following skills to employers:

  • HVAC safety
  • Heating and air conditioning installation and diagnostic service procedures
  • Basic electricity
  • Fuels, controls, proper venting, soldering, and sheet metal duct work
  • Includes 146 Externship Hours

This 900 clock hour program (about 10 months) offers everything you need to get on the path to a career that includes both residential and commercial training in HVAC-R systems.



Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Program Certification

At the end of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration program, you will also earn the following certifications:

  • EPA 608 certification (includes High Pressure Refrigerant)
  • NCCER certification: Core, Level One, Two, and Three 
  • 10-hour OSHA
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

 This program qualifies for the Ohio Career-Technical Credit Transfer (CT2credit at a state college or university when continuing education within two years of program completion.

This program also qualifies for the One-Year Option. Learn more about this program and our partnership with Lorain County Community College (pdf).

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Gainful Employment Disclosure - Based on COE standards
School Year 2020
   Students: 12
   Completion: 50% 
   Placement: 100%
   Licensure:  n/a


Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma, equivalency, or GED® before enrolling
  • No previous or pending disqualifying offenses
  • Good reading comprehension

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Course Information and Job Projection 

Brian Black

Start Date
August 23, 2021
5:15 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m.
Program Calendar

Program Cost 
Books, Supplies, Fees$1,389
Tools   $963
Total Cost$9,552   

*Books are subject to change.

Financial aid is available for adult education programs. Learn more or contact us.

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