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Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician

Why Choose the Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Program?

Almost every building has some form of heating, ventilation or air conditioning, and when those systems break it can cause an emergency. Our Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician program prepares students to handle those emergency circumstances with the knowledge, skill and experience to diagnose and repair the systems.

This industry is already in high demand and growing quickly, and technicians with integrity and great diagnostic and repair skills can be rewarded with very high wages. Students in CPTC's program prepare for entry-level positions as service technicians, building maintenance technicians, equipment assemblers, and residential and light commercial installers. They get hands-on, work-based training through realistic activities on campus.

If you have a passion for fixing things and are looking for an in-demand, high-wage career path, this might be the fit for you. Having the knowledge to diagnose and repair equipment in emergency situations is very rewarding!

Our Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Degree is an inexpensive way to get started on a great career. HVAC is a high-demand, growing industry with a great annual income.

How Long It Takes:

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Degree (AAT): 4 quarters

Basic HVAC Refrigeration Service Technician Certificate: 3 quarters

Refrigeration Specialist Certificate: 2 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

HVAC Mechanic & Installer

HVAC Mechanic & Installer Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Career Pathway

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Meet Your Instructors

Richard Barton

Bldg 25, Rm 402

Thomas Bean

Bldg 25, Rm 301

Dwight McGhee

Bldg 25, Rm 202

Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

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