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HVAC technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in residential and commercial buildings.
Refrigeration technicians are employed through mechanical contractors, refrigeration service, and installation companies or other businesses that require employees to have specialized training to install, maintain, and or repair commercial refrigeration equipment.
You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 9 months to complete our HVAC Technician or Refrigeration Technician program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.
2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $31,910 or less
2019-29 projected growth*
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm (visited April 9, 2021).
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This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will spend 2 days on campus, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.
As an HVAC technician student, you’ll receive an HVAC tool bag, which includes all the basic tools you’ll use during your program and for working in the field after you graduate. All-inclusive tuition covers a brand-new laptop (which is yours to keep after graduating), Altierus branded shop shirt, your books, as well as test preparation and fees for your certification exams.
Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. Gain proficiency in communication, interpersonal skills, self-management, emotional intelligence, and career-building competencies. You’ll also prepare to become a craft professional. This credential is considered the industry standard for verifying performance and knowledge.
The HVAC program focuses on preparing you for entry-level jobs installing, maintaining, and repairing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in residential and commercial buildings.
The Refrigeration Technician program focuses on preparing you for entry-level employment with mechanical contractors, refrigeration service and installation companies that require employees to have specialized training to install, maintain, and or repair commercial refrigeration equipment.
Learn how to work on the following as an HVAC technician:
Learn how to work on the following as a refrigeration technician:
Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for these credentials: