HVAC/R Program

HVAC/R Program


Man on roof checking filter

According to the NY Career Zone, the employment prospects for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers are very favorable and this occupation is listed on the demand occupation list.

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers held about 308,200 jobs in 2008; about 54 percent worked for plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors. The rest were employed in a variety of industries throughout the country, reflecting a widespread dependence on climate-control systems. Some worked for refrigeration and air-conditioning service and repair shops, schools, and stores that sell heating and air-conditioning systems. Local governments, the Federal Government, hospitals, office buildings, and other organizations that operate large air-conditioning, refrigeration, or heating systems also employed these workers. About 16 percent of these workers were self-employed.

Technician with a wall unit

Concern for the environment and the need to reduce energy consumption overall has prompted the development of new energy-saving heating and air-conditioning systems. This emphasis on better energy management is expected to lead to the replacement of older systems and the installation of newer, more efficient systems in existing homes and buildings. Also, demand for maintenance and service work should rise as businesses and homeowners strive to keep increasingly complex systems operating at peak efficiency.

In our program you will learn to install, service and repair heating and air conditioning systems in homes and businesses such as hospitals, office buildings and factories. People working in this profession deal directly with people, so they need to be courteous and tactful. They also should be in good physical condition because there may be heavy equipment to lift.

Technician working inside a large A/C unit

Our HVAC/R program consists of 8 core courses:

Heating and Ventilation I 30 hours
Heating and Ventilation II 30 hours
Air Conditioning I 36 hours
Air Conditioning II 36 hours
Heat Pumps 30 hours
Basic Refrigeration I 36 hours
Basic Refrigeration II 36 hours
Commercial Refrigeration & Controls           30 hours


At the completion of the appropriate courses we offer a review class for the EPA Technician Certification Exam.

Click here to access the AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) which provides the EPA exam for us and a test date for the EPA Technician Certification Exam each semester.