Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration



This program is designed to serve the student interested in training for the heating, air conditioning, and/or refrigeration fields for gainful employment. It also provides for the needs of those students seeking updating types of training in various segments of this course. Since students entering this program are from varied backgrounds and abilities, the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration program provides individualized training and equal opportunities for every student to develop their technical skills and knowledge at the most expedient rate of time possible.

The primary purpose of the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration program is to provide the highest quality technical training and job skills for area residents, industrial institutions and also individual training needs, including those persons already employed in this field.




The Environmental Protection Agency's certifications are integrated into the diploma and certificate exits of this program for compliance to federal laws governing refrigerants.


The philosophy of this program is to provide training which meets or exceeds industry standards and to develop the individual's technical competencies and motor-skills, which should enable them to become successfully employed at entry level or higher.

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 Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,640.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC-R Technician1728Diploma
HVAC/Major Appliance Technician-Morristown Only1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Greene County Instructional Service Center
993 Hal Henard Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094
Hawkins County Extension
323 Phipps Bend Road
Surgoinsville, TN 37873


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)


Terry Beckler
Tim Solomon
Robert Maggard

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