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
Scholarship/TN Promise Eligible Yes (see Financial Aid)
Total Tuition/Fees $4,864.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,487.00
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Program Options

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Installer/ Helper432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
Refrigeration Technician or HVAC Technician1296Certificate
HVAC-R Technician 11728Certificate
HVAC/Major Appliance 11728Certificate
HVAC-R Technician2160Diploma
HVAC/Major Appliance 2 Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
821 West Louise Ave
Morristown, TN 37813-2094

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: 5,730

Current job openings per year: 230

Salary Range



First Trimester: 
Introduction, Shop Orientation, and Safety
Technology Foundations
Basic Electricity
Basic Refrigeration Systems
Soldering Techniques
Tool for Small Hermetics
EPA Certification
Second Trimester: 
Diagnosing and Servicing Small Hermetics
Copper Tubing and Fittings
Evacuation Competencies
Refrigerant Recovery Techniques
Wiring Competencies
Identifying Compressors
Third Trimester: 
Identifying Condensers, Evaporators, and Metering Devices
Using Psychometrics
Fractional Horsepower and Three-Phase Motors
Introduction to Cryogenics
National Electric Codes
Electrical Wiring of 3-Phase Motors
Introduction to Installations
Fourth Trimester: 
Air Conditioning Systems Applications (HVAC-R)
Servicing Domestic Units (HVAC-R)
Central AC and HP Servicing Techniques (HVAC-R)
Commercial Refrigeration (HVAC-R)
Residential Heat/Cool Units (HVAC-R)
Laundry-Gas Dryers (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Electric Dryers (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Top Load Washing Machines (Major Appliance)
Laundry-Front Load Washing Machines (Major Appliance)
Kitchen (Major Appliance)
Fifth Trimester: 
National Electric Codes (HVAC-R)
Residential Heat/Cool Units (HVAC-R)
Electrical Wiring of Three-Phase (HVAC-R)
Automotive Air Conditioning Technologies (optional, HVAC-R)
HVAC Concepts (HVAC-R)
Electricity Concepts DC (HVAC-R)
Electricity Concepts AC (HVAC-R)
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)


Terry Beckler
Tim Solomon

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