Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
The coolest jobs around are also the hottest in demand
Equal parts lecture and hands-on learning, Tidewater Community College’s HVAC/R program trains students for a gamut of job opportunities in a field that has the highest demand for new workers—in Virginia and across the nation. The demand is enormous, and every year, it gets bigger. Learn the basic science of HVAC/R in state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment that ranges from small residential to light commercial.
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Associate of Applied Science - HVAC/R
Prepare to repair, maintain, and service HVAC systems by supervising and assigning work according to building codes and standards. You'll train to conduct routine inspections and supervise repairs and/or maintenance to HVAC and refrigeration equipment.
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Certificate - Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Ready yourself for in-demand HVAC/R technician jobs working on residential or commercial air conditioning systems, or for positions as a sales representative or a control services technician. You’ll study the fundamentals of air conditioning and refrigeration systems in addition to duct construction and maintenance, hydronics, and applied technical mathematics.
Graduates of the associate degree program will obtain the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) industry certification.
Is this program for you?
Yes, if you:
- have strong interpersonal and customer service skills
- have a clean driving record
- enjoy problem solving