Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration


The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program is deigned to provide training in troubleshooting, repairing, and installing heat pumps, gas and electric heating equipment, and refrigeration equipment, both residential and commercial.

The opportunity is available to learn silver soldering with an oxyacetylene torch; install and adjust electrical controls; work with electrical meters and pressure gauges; and diagnose, disassemble, and reassemble refrigeration and heating systems.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,124.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,352.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
HVAC Technician1296Diploma
HVAC-R Technician1728Diploma
HVAC/Major Appliance Technician-Morristown Only1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094
Hawkins County Branch
323 Phipps Bend Road
Surgoinsville, TN 37873

Job Duties

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,490

Current job openings per year: 1,080


First Trimester: 
Technology Foundations
Shop Safety
Refrigeration Fundamentals
Tools, Equipment, and Shop Practices
Electricity and Controls I
Green Awareness
Employment Readiness Exam
Worker Characteristic
Second Trimester: 
Introduction to System Service
Basic Automatic Controls
Domestic Appliances
Employment Readiness Exam
Worker Characteristic
Third Trimester: 
Gas Electric and Heat
Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Heat Pumps
Carbon Monoxide
All Weather Systems Exam
Worker Characteristic
Fourth Trimester: 
Electricity and Controls II (HVAC-R)
Commercial Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
Employment Readiness Exam
Laundry-Gas Clothes Dryers (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Electric Clothes Dryers (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Top Load Washing Machines (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Front Load Washing Machines (Major Appliance)
Kitchen- Dishwashers (Major Appliance)
Kitchen- Microwaves (Major Appliance)
Kitchen- Gas Ranges (Major Appliance)
Kitchen- Electric Ranges (Major Appliance)
Kitchen- Refrigerators/Freezers (Major Appliance)
Utility- Gas and Electric Water Heaters (Major Appliance)
Worker Characteristic (all tracks)


HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electrical
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electric Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Gas Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Oil Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Light Commercial Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Heat Pump
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - System Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide Safety
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Fuel Oil Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Natural Gas Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Combustion Appliance Zone
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analysis


Terry Beckler
Tim Solomon

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