HVAC Techs 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, retirement living centers and hotel chains throughout our Central Texas region.
About the Program
The HVAC program in Continuing Education at ACC has been specially designed to deliver the skills you need in a short period of time so you can enter this high growth occupation quickly. This program is heavily hands-on and prides itself for its relationship with employers.
The HVAC CE Certificate consist of four (4) required course sections:
- CNBT-1001 Introduction to the Construction Industry
- HART-1001 Basic Electricity for HVAC
- HART-1007 Refrigeration Principles (HART-1001 Prerequisite)
- HART-1056 EPA Recovery Certification (HART-1007 Prerequisite)
Earned upon completion: Occupational Skills Award (OSA Award) and EPA 608 Universal License.
In CNBT-1001, students will study topics including OSHA 10 training requirements, construction math, hand and power tools, materials handling and construction drawings. HART-1001 covers principles of electricity as required by HVAC: testing equipment, electrical circuits, and component theory and operation. HART-1007 covers refrigeration cycle, heat transfer theory, temperature/pressure relationship, refrigerant handling, refrigeration components, and safety. HART-1056 is a certification training class focusing on recovery, recycle, and reclaim of HVAC refrigerant. During the last day of this class, students will take the EPA Universal Examination.
Complete the "HVAC Training Interest Form" (valid for Georgetown Housing Authority location courses) and a coordinator will contact you directly to answer any questions and provide registration assistance.
Register for Courses
Follow this tutorial to select courses, build your schedule, and register for CE courses.
2021 Fall Semester
2022 Spring Semester
Your Pathway to a Successful Career!
Wherever you are at in your journey, ACC is here for you. Use the steps below as a guide to embark on a rewarding and successful career. Are you ready to take the next step?
First things first - do you need to improve your English speaking skills? If so, start with one of our English Classes through either Adult Education or Continuing Education's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). When you are ready, our HVAC "Fast Track" program is here to give you the job skills you need to succeed in your new career as well as help you gain your HVAC CE OSA certification.
Put your new skills to work and become employed in the HVAC industry.
Are you ready to take the next step? Come back to ACC to earn your HVAC AAS / Level 1 Certification / OSA, or your Building Construction Technology AAS. Go the distance by earning your BAAS Degree from a four year college or university.