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HVAC Technicians are in Demand!

Are you looking to break into a fast growing industry? Then the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program in Continuing Education at ACC may be the perfect fit for you. Austin is a rapidly growing city which means many HVAC technicians are struggling to meet the demand. There has never been a better time than now to pursue a career as an HVAC Technician.

Learn the Basics

The HVAC program in Continuing Education at ACC has been specically designed to deliver the skills you need in a short period of time so you can enter this high growth occupation quickly. Our hands-on program includes the following courses. The courses must be taken in the order listed below. This program is 278 total hours.

Basic Electricity for HVAC - Principles of electricity as required by HVAC, including proper use of test equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation.

Refrigeration Principles - This is an introductory course to the HVAC industry. The course will give an introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety.

EPA Recovery Certification Preparation - This certification training class focuses on recovery, recycle, and reclaim of HVAC refrigerant. Instruction includes a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of HVAC and refrigeration systems. During the last day of this class, students will challenge the EPA Universal Examination.

Get Started!

Do you have questions? Contact our program coordinator. Then get ready to enter the rapidly growing HVAC field and begin your promising new career!

Program Information

Estimated Tuition
Time Commitment
16 Weeks
13.5 Hours / Week
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Avg. Hourly Wage
13.50 - $16.50
Job Market
Current Job Market

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HART-1001 Basic Electricity for HVAC

HART-1007 Refrigeration Principles

HART-1056 EPA Recovery Certification

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