Heating, Air-Conditioning, & Refrigeration
The mission of the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program is to provide the highest quality technical training and job skill for area residents, industrial institutions and individual training needs, including those persons already employed in the field.
The program is intended to provide the prospective technician with not only the mechanical skills (the “HOW”), but also the diagnostic skills (the “WHY”) that are in demand for today’s HVACR Technician. Sharing the emphasis on classroom and laboratory activities provides a well-rounded program of education that creates an immediately employable technician.
The program is a self-paced program. The prospective technician progresses through the program material at his/her own pace, assisted by classroom lecture/demonstration, laboratory activities and individual attention form the instructor as needed. Assistance from peers is also a valuable part of the training process. The EPA’s certifications are integrated into the program for compliance.
If you qualify, you may spend part of your training day working part-time in the industry with a company in the local area. You may be able to earn money, gain experience on the job, and learn the actual work environment while enrolled at the Center.
- Refrigeration Fundamentals
- Heating/Cooling Equipment
- Motor Controls
- Tools & Their Use
- Load Calculations
- System Components
- Basic Electricity
- Refrigerant Recovery
Course Awards and Length
A certificate or diploma is awarded when you successfully complete specific units of study.
- Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic Helper- 432 hours
- Unit Repairer- 864 hours
- Refrigeration Technician- 1296 hours
- HVAC Technician- 1296 hours
- HVAC/R Technician- 1728 hours
- Complete TCAT-M Application
- Provide a high school diploma/transcript or GED transcript
- MMR and Varicella
- Personal Interview