Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration

Career opportunities abound in this fast-growing area. Employment of HVACR mechanics and installers is expected to grow 34 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of HVACR professionals was $42,530 in May 2010. Job opportunities for HVACR technicians are expected to be excellent for those who have completed training at an accredited technical school. Our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate Program prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, service, repair and maintain the equipment used in heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The curriculum includes instruction in system operations; diagnostic techniques; the use of testing equipment; principles of mechanics; and electricity and electronics as they relate to heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Career opportunities include the following:

  • Utility companies
  • HVAC/R Contractors
  • Building engineers
  • Supply chain companies
  • Governmental organizations
  • Owning/managing your own company

Our HVAC/R certificate program includes theory of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating, electrical circuitry, control equipment, and system design. Students will learn how to test and troubleshoot HVACR systems as well as equipment installation. Below is our current certificate.

Level 1 HVAC/R Certificate

  • BMGT 1482 - Business Cooperative Education
  • HART 1407 - Basic Refrigeration Theory
  • CETT 1402 - Basic Electricity
  • HART 2441 - Commercial Air Conditioning
  • HART 1441 - Residential Air Conditioning
  • IEIR 140 - Electrical Motor Controls
  • HART 2438 - Air Conditioning Installation & Start Up

Application Procedure
To be considered for admission into the HVAC/R Certificate program, interested persons should:

  1. Complete the application to the college.
  2. Applicants may contact Ron Cowart the lead HVAC/R instructor or Rick Marks the division chair for more information.

Admission Requirements 
Applicants for admission to this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the College. The procedure for seeking admission to the College follows:

  1. Complete the Cisco College application
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Talk to a counselor about testing

Prospective students should also remember that acceptance by CJC does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs. Additional factors considered for admission may be a satisfactory record in high school or college, placement tests and other criteria.