Programs: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning- HVAC (221-903-10)
Award: Career Studies Certificates 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed for those seeking employment in HVAC field.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Use HVAC specific tools and testing equipment.
  • Solder and braze piping.
  • Understand the refrigeration cycle.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student can complete this career studies certificate in three semesters. 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers such as: service technician, installation technician, or staff support.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the first quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for HVAC Mechanics and Installers was 2,281.  There is projected annual demand/need for 219 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report HVAC, July 2021).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2020 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



HVAC Mechanics and Installers




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, July 2021)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.