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In the HVAC program, students will learn basic principles and practical applications that apply to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Students learn the refrigeration system as well as electricity, electrical schematics, and electronics. Students learn how to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain central heating and air-conditioning systems.

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Certifications and Proficiency Credits

Industry certifications:

  • NCCER: Core and Level 1 HVAC

  • EPA/CPC Certification

  • Apprenticeship Credit Available by Review


Eligible College Proficiency Credits:


Community College of Baltimore County

  • AIRC 110 - HVAC Safety, Tools and Methods (3 credits)

  • AIRC 115 - Fund. Of Refrigeration (3 credits)

  • AIRC 205 – Heating Systems (3 credits)


Students who pass the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certification Exam (Universal Level) will earn 1 credit for AIRC 121.

Career Pathways with Industry Credentials

  • HVAC Technician/ Installer

  • Refrigeration Technician

  • Residential Service Technician/ Manager

  • Facilities Technician/ Manager

  • Residential or Commercial Contractor

  • Customer Service Representative & Estimator

  • Wholesale Counter Sales Associate

Career Pathways with Continued Education & Training

  • HVAC/R Code Inspector

  • Wind Turbine Technician

  • Building Automation Systems Manager

  • Business Owner

  • Commissioning Specialist

  • Controls Engineer

  • Energy Analyst

  • Energy Engineer

  • HVAC Instructor

  • HVAC Sales & Marketing Manager

  • Operations Systems Analyst

  • HVAC Project Manager

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