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HVAC Technician Training

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Blue Cliff’s HVAC training program provides dedicated students with the advanced knowledge and practical skills that are needed to obtain entry-level employment in this lucrative trade. As part of the HVAC Technician diploma program, students will learn how to inspect, repair, and maintain HVAC systems; how to connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components; and how to install electrical wiring and controls and test for proper operation.

“HVAC” stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. HVAC mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, conditioning and refrigeration systems. Sometimes you will see the abbreviation “HVACR” which adds Refrigeration equipment to the original “HVAC” acronym.


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What does a HVAC Technician do?

HVAC technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality of businesses, homes, and other buildings4. With HVAC Technician training, you could be responsible for learning about and completing the following tasks:

  • Install, clean, and maintain HVAC systems
  • Install electrical components and wiring
  • Inspect and test HVAC systems and components
  • Discuss system malfunctions with customers
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts
  • Recommend maintenance to improve system performance
  • And more!

Helping clients obtain climate-controlled environments and refrigeration systems is an HVAC technician’s main goal! By doing this, an HVAC technician can provide essential services for clients. Heating and air conditioning systems or refrigerators that control the temperature are extremely important in today’s world. These systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other vital perishable items4.

How long is HVAC Technician training?

The typical HVAC Technician training program is nine months for the day program, and twelve months for the evening program. The flexibility to choose a day or evening program allows you to fit your life’s schedule to your class schedule.

Upon completion of the HVAC Technician training program, graduates will be awarded a diploma in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. Students who complete the training program will also be prepared to take an exam for technician certification, the Environmental Protection Agency EPA Clean Air Act, Section 608, Type I Certification Exam.

What will you learn in HVAC Technician training?

The HVAC program at Blue Cliff College will teach you how to inspect, repair, and maintain HVACR systems. Students will also learn how to connect systems to fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components; and how the HVAC technician installs electrical wiring and controls and test for proper operation.

Blue Cliff College HVAC Service Technician Training also includes:

  • Residential and commercial heating and cooling fundamentals
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical systems
  • Blueprint reading
  • Residential and commercial refrigeration and freezers
  • EPA Certification
  • Domestic air conditioning and refrigeration appliances
  • Industry standards and regulations
  • Indoor air quality standards
  • Evaporators, compressors, condensers, and expansion components
  • And more!

The HVAC Training Program at Blue Cliff College is designed to provide you with an opportunity at a career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.


Where do HVAC Technicians work?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, HVAC installers and technicians frequent work environments include homes, schools, stores, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Working as an HVAC technician you may be assigned to specific job sites at the beginning of each day. Other HVAC technicians are required to travel to several different locations and perform service calls. Service calls may consist of routine installation, maintenance, or emergency and on-call repairs and can include using heavy equipment².


What is the Job Outlook for HVAC Technicians?

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers to grow 5 percent from 2020 to 2030¹.


Program Specific Application Requirements

None. See Blue Cliff College’s college admissions process here.


More about Careers in HVAC

For more information about a career in HVAC, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

Standard Occupational Code (SOC):
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 49-9021.00

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR) 47.0201

What Is the Total Cost of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technician Diploma Program?

*For a list of books associated with the HVAC Technician Program, ISBN, and price click here.

Program availability and times vary by campus

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

HVAC Technician Classes are Available at the Following Campus Locations

Are you a prospective student who is searching for “HVAC Technician training near me”? You’re in luck! If you live in or around the Lafayette area in Louisiana, Blue Cliff College offers HVAC Technician training at the following location:

Lafayette, LA

A Branch of Metairie

120 James Comeaux Road
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 269-0620

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