54 Credits | 2 Years
Technical Diploma | Financial Aid-Eligible
Day and Evening Program Options Available
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
This program will be modified for the 2022-2023 academic year pending WTCS approval. Please contact an Admissions Advisor if interested or have questions (Admissions Advisor)
People who enjoy new challenges will quickly warm up to a career in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Northwood Tech will give you the knowledge and skills to repair, service and maintain heating and cooling systems both in commercial and residential settings. As emerging technologies hit the marketplace, Northwood Tech's graduates are prepared to install and service them. Through an integrated training process with up to date curriculum, and a state-of-the-art lab setting, Northwood Tech's students enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in this fast-paced industry.
The program operates out of Northwood Tech's head-of-the-Great Lakes training center, a state-of-the-art facility on Northwood Tech-Superior's campus. Through partnerships with Trane USA, Snap-on Tools, and the National Coalition of Certification Centers, Northwood Tech will train you in the areas of electricity, heating, residential air conditioning, refrigeration, geothermal, sheet metal fabrication, direct digital controls (DDC) and commercial HVAC applications. You can leave with industry credentialing in the areas of refrigerant handling safety, tool usage, and control systems. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the commercial and residential HVAC/R industry. Periodic site visits with active HVAC/R equipment are incorporated throughout the two year program to enhance student learning. Students also attend several local training seminars, and conferences that feature industry experts so they can stay on top of industry trends, and training. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters.
HVAC/R graduates will be able to:
- Install HVAC/R components
- Service HVAC/R systems
- Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems
- Evaluate HVAC/R system designs
Through partnerships with Trane USA, Snap-on Tools and the National Coalition of Certification Centers, you'll graduate with industry credentialing in the areas of refrigerant handling safety, tool usage and control systems. You'll also attend training seminars and conferences that feature industry experts so you can stay on top of industry trends and training. The program operates out of the head of the Great Lakes training center, a state-of-the-art facility at the Northwood Tech-Superior campus.
Learn by doing.
HVAC/R is available at the Superior campus.
Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare you to work in the commercial and residential HVAC/R industry. In this program, you will be trained in the areas of electricity, heating, residential air conditioning, refrigeration, geothermal, sheet metal fabrication, direct digital controls (DDC) and commercial HVAC applications.
Day or Evening Options Available
Students will have the option to enroll in this program full time either day or evening.
100% Employment Rate
According to the recent Graduate Survey Responses, 100 percent of HVAC/R graduates were employed within six months of graduating.
This program is certified by the National Coalition of Certifications (NC3). NC3 has developed a comprehensive workforce development program for training and professional certifications.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is Part of a Career Pathway
As a HVAC/R student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
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Admissions and Tuition
Northwood Tech has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a Northwood Tech counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
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 2021-22*
55 Credits | 2 Years
$1,050 for tools, supplies and uniforms
*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 HVAC/R Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain technical diplomas in Refrigeration Essentials, HVAC Installation Technician, and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration .
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.