Overview

This program is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, electrical operation, heat pump operation, and airflow design. These classes prepare the student for entry-level work with residential HVAC contractors. Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education or those who have completed an apprenticeship. EPA certification testing available at the conclusion of the program for an additional fee.

This program is designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of the refrigeration cycle, electrical operation, heat pump operation, and airflow design. These classes prepare the student for entry-level work with residential HVAC contractors.

Classes meet two nights a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Electrical circuits for an HVAC system covers the operation of the unit as well as troubleshooting as they relate to the electrical components of the system.
  • The refrigeration cycle for an HVAC system covers the major components of the system, the operation, and troubleshooting of the refrigeration cycle.
  • Heat Pump Operations and Diagnostics covers the function of a heat pump, its refrigeration cycle, and electrical component operation. Working knowledge of basic HVAC is recommended for this course or prior completion of The HVAC Electrical and Refrigeration courses.
  • Air Flow Design, Measurement and Diagnostics covers the airflow, duct design, and diagnostics of an air conditioning system. After completion of this course, a student should have a basic understanding of how to measure airflow, design ductwork, and diagnose common airflow problems with air conditioning.

Approximately $900 in tools are required for the entire program. A tool list will be given to students on the first day of class.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.00 30

HVAC Electrical Operation and Diagnostics

This is an entry level course covering the electrical circuits for an HVAC system. It will cover the operation of the unit, as well as, troubleshooting as they relate to the electrical components of the system.

Classroom

ID: CEHVA-530

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
3.00 30

HVAC Refrigeration Cycle Operation and Diagnostics

This is an entry level course covering the refrigeration cycle for an HVAC system. It will cover the major components of the system, the operation and troubleshooting of the refrigeration cycle.

Classroom

ID: CEHVA-531

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
3.00 30

Heat Pump Operations and Diagnostics

This is an entry level course covering the function of a heat pump, its refrigeration cycle, and electrical component operation. A working knowledge of basic HVAC is recommended for this course or prior completion of The HVAC Electrical and Refrigeration courses.

Online

ID: CEHVA-532

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
3.00 30

Air Flow Design, Measurement and Diagnostics

This is an entry level course covering the air flow, duct design, and diagnostics of an air conditioning system. After completion of this course a student should have a basic understanding of how to measure air flow, design duct work, and diagnose common air flow problems with air conditioning.

Classroom

ID: CEHVA-533

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$899.00
0.90 9

EPA 608 Certification

Attend review sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday before taking the Certification Exam on Thursday evening.

Online

ID: CEHVA-534

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$285.00
1.20 12

HVAC Customer Service, Coscia

Create customers for life by building memorable relationships based on mutual trust & enhanced rapport. Designed especially for the HVAC service professional.

Online

ID: CEHVA-535

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$389.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$4,270.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

HVAC/R Technician

HVAC/R technicians often work in customers’ homes or business offices, so it is important that they be friendly, polite, and punctual. Repair technicians sometimes deal with unhappy customers whose heating or air conditioning is not working.

Although most technicians work indoors, some may have to work on outdoor heat exchangers, even in bad weather. Technicians often work in awkward or cramped spaces and some work in buildings that are uncomfortable because the air conditioning or heating system is not working properly.

Bending, squatting, lifting, standing, physical strength, stamina, dexterity, and fabrication are potential job requirements of the HVAC Technician.

Projected Job Growth

+7.6%

Average Annual Salary

$41,320

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • HVAC Unit Installation and Repair Corporations

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

With experience, become a fully independent technician for an HVAC company with responsibility for one of the company’s service vehicles or own your own HVAC service company.