Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration


Completion 82% Placement 100%

The HVAC & R program is an individual program that prepares students to work in a variety of jobs in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration. Students are prepared to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain residential and commercial refrigeration; air conditioning; heat pumps; and electrical and gas heating. Students also learn the fundamentals of electricity, electric motors, and controls. Graduates of the program will be able to install and braze refrigeration tubing, diagnose electrical problems; install duct systems; repair light commercial equipment; recover air conditioning and refrigeration refrigerants; locate and repair leaks. This program provides the student with entry-level skills needed in a variety of domestic and commercial service areas.  Students completing the Core Classes and passing the EPA608 Refrigerant Handling Certification Exam may proceed to higher level job title classifications.

Class hours are Monday - Friday from 7:45 to 2:15.



Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,241.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant 432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technician 1296Diploma
HVAC & Refrigeration Technician1728Diploma

New students enroll every month as space is available. An average grade of C or better must be maintained to remain enrolled.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Job Duties

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, HVAC, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,960

Current job openings per year: 1,080


First Trimester: 
HVA 0001 Worker Characteristic
HVA 1010 Technology Foundations
HVA 1030 Shop Safety
HVA 1040 Refrigeration Fundamentals
HVA 1050 Tools Equip & Shop Practices
HVA 1060 Electricity and Controls I
HVA 1070 Installation
HVA 1080 Green Awareness
HVA 1090 Employment Readiness Exam
HVAC Mechanic Assistant - Certificate 432
Second Trimester: 
HVA 0002 Worker Characteristic
HVA 2010 Introduction to System Service
HVA 2020 Basic Automatic Controls
HVA 2030 Motors
HVA 2040 Domestic Appliances
HVA 2050 EPA
HVA 2060 Employment Readiness Exam
Domestic Unit Repair - Certificate 864
Third Trimester: 
HVA 0003 Worker Characteristic
HVA 3010 Gas Electric and Heat
HVA 3020 Air Conditioning (Cooling)
HVA 3030 Heat Pumps
HVA 3040 Carbon Monoxide
HVA 3050 All Weather Systems Exam
Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician - Diploma 1296 Hours
Fourth Trimester: 
ELECTIVES - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician - Diploma 1728 Hours
HVA 0004 Worker Characteristic
HVA 4010 Electricity and Controls II
HVA 4020 Commercial Refrigeration
HVA 4030 Employment Readiness Exam


HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electrical
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electric Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Gas Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Oil Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Light Commercial Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Heat Pump
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - System Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide Safety
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Fuel Oil Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Natural Gas Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Combustion Appliance Zone
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analysis

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