Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R-2)


This advanced training program is designed to prepare students for employment in the heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry.


The content of this program includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Recognize and identify basic construction drawing terms, components, and symbols.
  • Design heating and cooling systems.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair commercial heating and cooling systems.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of electrical generation and distribution components for commercial heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Maintain, test and adjust various commercial heating and air-conditioning accessories.

The Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)2 program provides classroom and laboratory (hands-on) experiences which enable students to become proficient in the installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems. The laboratory contains a variety of residential central air conditioning units and industry simulators.


  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program

  • Occupational Interest

  • No specific requirement for Information Technology


The entire program is 600 hours, but student can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:

AHVAC/R Intermediate Service Practices250
BHVAC/R Advanced Service Practices
(Formerly - Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and
Heating Technician)

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Reading, 10th grade in Math and 9th grade in Language on the Test of Adult Basic Education Test (TABE®) or passing the HVAC Excellence Certification. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.


  • Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanics

  • Mechanic Helpers

  • Air-Conditioning and Heating Installer

  • Warehouse & Parts Supplier

  • Marine Air Conditioning Technician

  • Building Maintenance Engineers

  • Refrigeration Sales and Services



According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for an Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic was $50,590 annually or $24.32 per hour.


Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.


  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable


  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.