If you enjoy working with your hands and are interested in learning air conditioning repair and maintenance, this program could be right for you.
Harford's HVAC/R program prepares students for entry-level positions in the HVAC industry in under 12 months. Many of our hands-on classes take place in simulated work environments so that you get the skills and experience you need to attract employers and find in-demand job opportunities. The training at Harford Community College is fast-track and career-focused so you can move more quickly into the working world. Students may qualify to enter the HVAC Apprenticeship program as a second-year student.
HVAC/R Certificate, EPA Refrigerant Recovery
No. of Classes Required:
In-classroom, plus hands-on training in lab environment
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or GED
Electrical for the HVAC Technician
Preparation for Refrigerant Recovery Certification (CFC)
Students in this program have access to an up-to-date lab environment for training in the diagnosis, repair and service of basic HVAC/R systems and are able to experience working on small-, medium-, and large-scale heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
What Can I Do When I Complete This Program?
After completing the HVAR/R Certificate program, students find work in the HVAC industry, assisting technicians or transfer to the HVAC apprenticeship program for additional training.
According to PayScale.com, an entry-level HVAC technician with less than one year's experience can expect to earn an average hourly rate of approximately $15.14*. An early career HVAC technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average of $17.35*.
*Completion of this certificate does not guarantee this wage.
Who Teaches This Program?
This program is taught by a master HVAC technician with years of teaching experience.