HVAC (AAS & Certificate)
What is An HVAC (AAS & Certificate) Certification?
The field of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning involves the installation, repair, and maintenance of furnaces or heat pumps, fans and other ventilation devices, and air conditioning units in buildings or other enclosed spaces. Demand for the services of an HVAC technician varies according to the location and climate of the community, with the change of seasons—hot to cold and back–usually creating greater demand.
To be an HVAC Technician you’ll need an Associate’s degree (AAS) in HVAC, an HVAC training certificate, or completion of some kind of apprenticeship program; it’s possible to complete either the certificate or the apprenticeship in as little as 6 months with concentrated work. In a certificate program in HVAC you’ll learn the basics of electricity and air conditioning as they relate to comfort systems designed for both home and commercial use. You’ll also learn how to install, troubleshoot, and repair the systems. There will be classroom instruction and some hands-on lab time to practice the skills. The Associate’s degree program in HVAC will have the same technical courses plus the general education that’s needed to complete the AAS degree.