Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning HVAC Programs

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On campus 2 days per week

To help balance life and school, you’ll take most of your courses at home through virtual instruction and come to campus for labs two times a week.

HVAC & Refrigeration Career Overviews

HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment in residential and commercial buildings.

Refrigeration Technician

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.

9-Month Program

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.

Entry-level HVAC and refrigeration jobs include

2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*


Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $31,910 or less

2020-30 projected growth*


New Jobs

+5% 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 September 8, 2021).

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Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

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.

All-Inclusive Tuition Has You Covered

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.

Professional Skills Development

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.

Choose Between Two Career Paths

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.

Skills to Build Your Career

Learn how to work on the following as an HVAC technician:

  • Residential HVAC systems
  • Energy conservation equipment
  • Duct layout and fabrication

Learn how to work on the following as a refrigeration technician:

  • Commercial equipment
  • Hydronic systems (boilers and chillers)
  • Supermarket and retail refrigerated display cases

Prep and Testing for Professional Credentials Included

Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for these credentials:

  • OSHA 10-Hour Basic Safety Orientation
  • EPA 608 Universal
  • Universal R410A

(770) 921-1085

1750 Beaver Ruin Road, Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30093

Mon - Thu: 8:30 am to 7 pm
Fri: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat before session start: 9 am to 1 pm
Sun: Closed

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