The HVAC certificate program prepares students to become leaders in the field by providing a foundation of knowledge, skills, and the ability to think critically.
The training utilizes an industry-recognized curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). A state-of-the-art lab offers hands-on instruction. Our HVAC certificate program consists of three courses.
Introductory Craft Skills
- Basic Safety, OSHA-10, CPR, and First Aid
- Introduction to Construction Math, Hand/Power Tools and Drawings
- Basic Rigging (ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes)
- Basic Communication and Employability Skills
- Introduction to Heating and Cooling
- Orientation to the Trade
- Basic Electricity
- Basic Copper, Plastic, and Steel Piping
- Soldering and Brazing
- Air Distribution Systems
- Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
- Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
- Troubleshooting Gas Heating and Cooling Systems
- Introduction to Control Circuits
- Basic Electronics, Basic Installation Practices
- EPA-608 (handling of Freon)
After the successful completion of your coursework, many students go on to apply classroom theory on-the-job in a four-week, paid internship. During their internship, students continue to develop their interpersonal and work-related skills.
- 8th-grade reading and math levels
- Medical clearance/ physical tolerance
- 18 years of age or older
- Negative drug test for an internship
- A minimum score of 56% on the Bennett Mechanical Test
There are many ways you can apply your certification toward getting a great job. Here is an example of salary ranges for an HVAC Technician.
Missouri (Entry Salary)
Missouri (Avg Salary)
13% Growth expected 2014-2024
Benefits may include paid vacation, profit sharing, bonuses, overtime pay, and health benefits such as prescription, dental and vision insurance.
*Missouri Economic Research Information Center