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    Remington College's Associate's degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can help prepare you for a career in the HVAC industry. You may be able to work on residential heating and cooling or commercial heating and cooling, or residential, commercial, or industrial refrigeration and freezer systems in as few as 24 months!(1)

    During our program, you will train on industry-standard equipment to get a feel for the actual systems that HVAC technicians work on and what you might find yourself doing in a career.(1)Our curriculum, which combines classroom education with hands-on training, is designed to help provide you the knowledge and real-world experience that employers may be looking for.(1)

    HVAC Program

    Our instructors have years of experience working in the HVAC industry that they are ready to share with you. You will study how to maintain and troubleshoot today's complex heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems, as well as commercial systems, while also participating in real-world simulated projects under their supervision.

    Our curriculum covers topics associated with the HVAC industry such as:(2)

    • Environmental concerns related to HVAC technicians
    • Theory of heating and cooling systems
    • Diagnostic/troubleshooting of HVAC systems
    • Repair procedures
    • Operating conditions
    • Maintenance of HVAC systems
    • Installation techniques

    Our HVAC training operates in accordance with the national skill standards set forth for HVAC technicians by the EPA. We will help you prepare for Type I, II, III, and Universal EPA certification. Earning these certifications will certify that you are able to work on air conditioners and refrigeration systems as specified under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.(1)

    As "clean" or "green" energy becomes more important, the procedures of HVAC technicians must continue to meet the changing environmental standards. Within our program, you will study the importance of indoor air quality and how to improve it, as well as preventing molds and other hazardous conditions from occurring because of indoor air pollution.

    We give you the chance to study a variety of heating and cooling systems including:

    • Residential/light commercial heating and cooling fundamentals
    • Residential/light commercial refrigeration and freezers
    • Domestic air conditioning/refrigeration appliances
    • Evaporators, compressors, condensers, and expansion components

    Job Outlook

    The job outlook for HVAC mechanics and installers is expected to grow by 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is projected to grow much faster than the average for other occupations!(3) With job prospects high, there is no time like the present to start your HVAC training.

    After you graduate, you can pursue an entry-level HVAC position with contracting companies, manufacturers, or wholesalers in specialty areas like residential/light commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration; commercial freight and the shipping of refrigerant systems; and domestic air conditioning/refrigeration appliances.(1)

    (1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required.

    (2) Curriculum may vary by campus location. Courses listed are not guaranteed. Contact your local campus for course availability.