Graduation Cap
Successful Graduates may be Certified as:
NCCER Core Const., NCCER HVAC Level 1, EPA 608 Universal

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 HVAC companies are struggling to meet the demand. There has never been a better time than now to pursue a career as an HVAC technician. There are many jobs in the following industries: HVAC companies, property management and hotel chains throughout our Central Texas region.

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 heavily hands-on and prides itself for its relationship with employers.

Introduction to Construction Industry - Covers construction industry basics, students will study topics including OSHA 10 training requirements, construction math, hand and power tools, materials handling and construction drawings.

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 - An introduction to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety.

EPA Recovery Certification Preparation - 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 take 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 - 20 Weeks
10.5 - 13.5 Hours / Week

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Average Income w/ Experience
$20.50 / Hour

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HVAC Courses

The following HVAC courses must be taken in the order listed.

CNBT-1001 Introduction to Construction Industry

HART-1001 Basic Electricity for HVAC

HART-1007 Refrigeration Principles

HART-1056 EPA Recovery Certification

HART-2089 Internship - Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance

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