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About the Program

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, commonly called HVAC, is the service and installation of heating and cooling equipment. The main emphasis is on domestic, with some instruction on light commercial. When finished, students will have the EPA's Section 608 Clean Air Act Certification. In addition to these core concepts, the General Education courses required will help ensure individuals have the necessary oral, written and critical thinking skills to help them with their professional responsibilities. Students will also: 

  • Utilize emerging technologies and advanced equipment in response to increasing global energy demands
  • Design, install, and service HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Torch, braze, and solder pipes and fittings to install or repair compressors, condensers, chillers, and pumps in a wide range of environments

Due to the high demand for this program, the College cannot guarantee that students will start their career/occupational coursework in their early semesters. General education courses and other program requirements are usually available.

The specialty of the heating and air conditioning service technician is the installation, repair and maintenance of environmental control equipment. Business, industry and government agencies employ technicians in sales and service for research and development.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition Cost Per Credit

    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs qualify for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Salary Data

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Average Wage: $28.38/hour
Top Earners: $42.97/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area -