Program Overview
The HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) program is a full-time, 900-hour certificate course. This program combines classroom, laboratory and work-based learning experiences enabling students to become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial and domestic air conditioning systems. Included in the instruction are the theory and application of basic principles involved in the conditioning of air, cooling, heating, filtering, and controlling humidity; the operation characteristics of various units and parts; the use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; the overhaul, repair and adjustment of units in parts such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs, and connections; the repair of electric control systems; and the plumbing skills necessary to provide a completed system. Course work is based on procedures recommended by the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI).
What You’ll Learn
  • Shop Mathematics 
  • Safety and Introduction to Air Conditioning
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Ventilation 
  • Refrigeration
  • Schematics, Isometrics, Blueprints 
  • Electricity/Electronics/Troubleshooting 
  • Air Distribution

  • Brazing/Soldering
  • Condensate Drain Piping & Traps
  • Gas Piping, Cutting, & Threading 
  • Code Studies
  • Design, Sizing of Water Piping, Hydronics
  • Joint Prep. & Installation
  • VFD, ICM, & ECM Systems
  • Basic Digital Controls 
  • Employability Skills 
Check out the full curriculum here 

Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials
  • Level-1 - National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • Level-2 - National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • Level-3 - National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • Level-4 - National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • EPA-608 Universal
  • R410A High-Pressure Refrigeration
  • HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Heat Pump
  • RSES Hydrocarbon Refrigerant 
  • NATE Certifications 
  • OSHA 10-Hour - Construction
  • National Career Readiness - ACT
Program Costs
Tuition/Fees: $10,543
Cost Per Clock Hour - $11.71

Technology Requirements    
All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or Canvas (our learning management system) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.
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Admission's Requirements
Age 18 or older
High School Diploma or GED
Background check 

WorkKeys® Assessment
The WorkKeys® Assessment is administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections: 
Applied Math - critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy- skills needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents - ability to understand written text to complete a task.
Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7. 


Required Scores 

Applied Math

Graphic Literacy 

Workplace Documents

Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you. 


Winter session begins: 
January 3, 2023
Summer session begins: 
May 23rd, 2023
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 1:00pm
900 Hours (9 months)


Contact Us

Student Services
(614) 836-4541 ext. 1537 
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