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HVAC Programs

Next Start Date:
July 8, 2019

Diploma
9-month program

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Certification Prep Included

Once you’ve completed this program, you’ll be prepared to become a NCCER-credentialed craft professional. This credential is considered the industry standard for verifying performance and knowledge.

2018 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$47,610

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $29,460 or less

2016-26 projected growth*

48,800

New Jobs

+15%

*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 22, 2019).

Program Highlights

As an HVAC technician you’ll have the chance to maintain a comfortable environment for spaces in which people live, work, and play.

For an additional 3 months of coursework, you can train to become a refrigeration technician through our HVAC Refrigeration program*.

* NOTE: Refrigeration technician available only at our Norcross campus.

This program is HVAC Excellence accredited by the Esco Group, which is an independent third-party which ensures program prepares students with the skills to meet HVACR industry standards.

You’ll receive certification preparation for the EPA 608 Universal Certification, as well as OSHA 10-hour Basic Safety Orientation, NCCER Credentials, and Universal R410A.

  • 9-month diploma program
  • 3 times/per week + virtual coursework
  • 55 credits
  • 380 classroom hours + 340 lab hours

Get hands-on train with instructors with real-world experience installing, repairing, and maintaining real HVAC equipment.

Lab equipment includes professional tools such as:

  • Digital multimeter
  • Anemometer (cfm)
  • Brazing port-a-pack with wand
  • Air thermometer

The thought of paying for school can feel overwhelming. Institutional grants and scholarships can be a great way to reduce your student loan debt and relieve some of the financial burden. You can see if you qualify through financial aid counseling at no additional cost including:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on your loan servicer
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on scholarships and grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by Zenith Education Group — who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.


Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

Many of our programs feature a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Learn on your own time online and then make the most of your time with your instructor on campus doing hands-on work and asking questions instead of listening to lectures.

What You'll Learn

  • Residential HVAC systems
  • Energy conservation equipment
  • Total system troubleshooting
  • Install, clean, and maintain HVAC systems
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Inspect and test HVAC systems and components

Sample Courses

  • Basic Construction
  • HVAC/R Craft Skills
  • Electricity for HVAC/R Technicians
  • Advanced Heating Systems
  • Air Distribution
  • Energy Conservation Methods

The course of instruction will cover basic job safety concepts and regulatory requirements, basic math used in the construction trades, the use of common hand and power tools, and an introduction to blueprint reading, material handling, communication and employability skills.

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the basic skills used in the craft for installing copper, plastic, and steel piping, reading construction drawings, and selecting the correct hardware and fasteners for an installation.

The machinery used to provide heating, cooling, and refrigeration uses electric motors to turn fans, blowers, and compressors and has complex electrical control systems. This course covers basic electrical theory and calculations, using electrical meters, reading schematic diagrams, and basic controls used on HVAC/R systems.

This course covers the installation, operation and maintenance of heat pumps, and surveys alternative heating and cooling systems. These systems include solar heating, pellet stoves, evaporative coolers, spot cooling, and computer room units. Out-of-class activities will be assigned and assessed as part of this module.

This course prepares students for jobs installing and maintaining the ductwork and air-handling units in residential and commercial buildings. This course covers the installation requirements for various types of ductwork including basic techniques used to fabricate ductwork on the job.

This course reviews the various strategies used in the design of energy efficient heating and cooling systems that include calculating heating and cooling loads, laying out and sizing ductwork, and equipment selection.

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Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


FL - Tampa

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tampa Program Disclosures .

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Refrigeration Technician Program Disclosures.

GA - Norcross

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Norcross Program Disclosures .

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Refrigeration Technician Program Disclosures.

TX - Houston Bissonnet

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Houston Bissonnet Program Disclosures .

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Refrigeration Technician Program Disclosures.

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