HVAC-R Technician

Start Date(s)

September 5, 2023


The HVAC-R adult education program trains technicians to install, maintain, and repair residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

ACT Workeys Levels required for admission: Workplace Documents Level 4; Applied Mathematics Level 4; Graphic Literacy Level 4


This program holds national accreditation from the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (PAHRA). PAHRA accredited schools meet or exceed rigorous instruction, curriculum, and facility standards for excellence.

Program Goals:

• Know the necessary health and safety practices in the trade
• Describe the sequence of operation of HVAC equipment
• Read and use blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturer instructions
• Fabricate sheet metal components for ductwork
• Solder & braze fittings for necessary connections
• Perform an HVAC-R load calculation on a complete system
• Properly use pipe cutters, benders, acetylene torches, voltmeters, thermometers, pressure gauges, and manometers
• Diagnose problems, test and overhaul compressors, test relays and thermostats

Courses Taught:  CPR, OSHA 30, NCCER Core, HVAC-R Level 1, HVAC-R Level 2, HVAC-R Level 3



Class Overview

Class Schedule
Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Program Costs
$13,121 (Financial aid is available for those who qualify) (Pell & Stafford funding authorized by US Dept. of Education)
Employment Rate
100% Based on data reported to the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
Salary Range
$31,600 - $70,200 annually Based on data from O*Net Online

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  • Meets Program Criteria on Work Force Training Assessment
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Drug Screen from ArcPoint Lab
  • Emergency Information Form
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed FAFSA (Student Aid Report)
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed Loan Counseling
  • Financial Aid -- Confirmation of Completed MPN (Master Promissory Note)

College Connections

  • Sinclair Community College

Industry Standard Certificates

  • 608 Refrigerant and NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)