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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology

… Don’t get left out in the cold

JCCC student working on HVAC equipment in the industrial technology lab

Work on actual HVAC equipment while pursuing your degree or certification. JCCC’s HVAC program is nationally accredited by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA), which gives you an advantage with potential employers.

Experience and Networking

As part of your hands-on training for a certificate or a degree at JCCC, your internship will keep you up-to-date on the latest HVAC technologies and green initiatives. Your unique abilities and opportunities will help you make connections in the community that could lead to an even better tomorrow.

Upgrade or increase your skills, get certified or finish your associate degree by attending evening classes while you work full time. Your classroom instruction and training is enriched by Interacting with students in the HVAC program who have a wide range of career backgrounds and experience.

Additionally, you may join the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) as a student member, which provides an introduction to the Society while giving you all of the benefits of membership, including access to resources, training and reference materials at less than half the annual membership cost.

Career Options

JCCC offers the only HVAC program in Kansas to be accredited by PAHRA. The HVAC technology certificate program equips you with basic job skills needed to service and maintain residential heating and air conditioning equipment. You can complete this 32-hour certification to enter the HVAC field while working toward an associate degree.

An associate degree prepares you for a bachelor’s degree with courses in:  operational theory of HVAC equipment, diagnostic skill sets, installation, service and repair of HVAC equipment and customer service skills.

At the end of your study, you will take the Environmental Protection Agency’s refrigerant management exam and receive an EPA refrigerant management license. You also will be eligible for the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry Health and Safety training certification.

Four scholarships are available to students in the HVAC program.