HVAC Installation Technician
27 Credits | 1 Year
Career Pathways | Financial Aid-Eligible
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
The Northwood Tech HVAC Installation Technician program and pathway programs operate out of a state-of-the-art facility on the Superior campus. Through partnerships with Trane USA, Snap-On Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), this program will train you on the various installation techniques of electricity, heating equipment, residential air conditioning equipment and sheet metal fabrication. As a graduate, you can leave with industry credentialing in the areas of safe refrigerant handling, tool usage and control systems. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the commercial and residential HVAC/R installation marketplace.
The HVAC Installation Technician program will give students the skills to install new heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, inspect current HVAC systems for effectiveness and safety, perform preventative maintenance on HVAC systems to increase longevity, and conduct performance tests with specialized tools. Students will be prepared to test for the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification and multiple NC3 Certifications.
HVAC Installation Technician graduates will be able to:
- Install residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment
- Commission (start up) and service residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment
- Install commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment
- Commission (start up) and service commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
- Install commercial refrigeration equipment
- Commission (start up) and service commercial refrigeration equipment
The HVAC department has industry-driven curriculum from some of the leading manufacturers of HVAC/R equipment. This allows Northwood Tech to perform hands-on training and provides you with a great perspective on equipment that is in use across the country today.
Industry-leading core instructors.
HVAC Installation Technician is available at the Superior campus. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work on small-scale residential and commercial systems.
As a student, you can build upon your skills and continue in the two-year HVAC/R technical diploma program.
This program will prepare you to earn an EPA Section 608 Technician Certification (Refrigerant Storage/Handling); Building Automation Systems; HVAC certifications in Residential Variable Speed Motors, Refrigeration Diagnostics, Air-to-Air Heat Pumps and Airflow, Multimeter certification and multiple Building Performance Instrument certifications.
Core instructors for this program come with a diverse background in the HVAC/R trade with a combined experience of over 65 years.
You will learn the fundamentals of air conditioning, basic mechanics, refrigeration and AC/DC. Other core courses include Heating Systems, Electrical Controls & Systems and Sheet Metal Fabrication.
HVAC Installation Technician is Part of a Career Pathway
As an HVAC Installation Technician student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and earn a credential.
Advance your skills.
Continue your education to earn a two-year technical diploma.
Earn a bachelor's degree through Northwood Tech's transfer opportunities.
Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has an easy admission process that can be completed in one visit. Please see the details under the "Requirements and Application" section to get started.
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits, and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
HVAC Installation Technician
27 Credits | 1 Year
Additional tools and supplies may also be required.
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech HVAC Installation Technician Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Refrigeration Essentials technical diploma and an HVAC Installation Technician technical diploma. Continue your education at Northwood Tech in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning / Refrigeration technical diploma.
National Coalition of Certification Center
The National Coalition of Certification Centers is a value-driven organization and the future model for Career and Technical Education, creating highly-skilled, job-ready professionals through a growing network of educational partners and global industry leaders.