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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC)

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Condition and Refrigeration Technology or HVAC/R Program at Galveston College is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry.  In addition, this program is designed to provide the students with the necessary skills required to become a state licensed independent business owner/contractor or for employment in the industry as a technician in residential, commercial, and/or industrial air conditioning, refrigeration and heating.

Degrees and Certificates

  • Associates of Applied Sciences (AAS) – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • Certificate – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration – Entry Level
  • Certificate – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration – Advanced Level
  • Certificate – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration – Advanced Level Technology

Career Opportunities

Students will have an opportunity to learn various HVAC/R processes that will provide the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating with the initial focus placed on troubleshooting and service. In addition, they will learn the fundamentals of HVAC/R through hands-on training in (1) Theory of temperature control, (2) Electronics, (3) Design and construction of HVAC equipment, (4) Installation, (5) Maintenance, and (6) Repair. As students advance through the program, related topics of indoor air quality, load calculation, system design, and industry code standards will also be covered. Students are also given the opportunity to take the EPA certification test within the program. When job searching, this certification will allow the student to be more marketable in the HVAC/R field.

Graduates should be qualified to pass entry-level certification tests as required by business and industry.  In doing so, they will be prepared to enter a very high demanding occupation with excellent wage earning potential.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC careers are expected to rise at an average rate of 9% per year for the next 10 years and HVAC career prospects for technicians with HVAC technician training are expected to be excellent, especially for those who have received training from an accredited institution.

Potential Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Residential / Commercial Technician
  • Industrial or Business Maintenance Technician
  • HVAC System Designer
  • Independent Business Owner or Contractor
  • Sales Consulting and Service Management
  • Parts and Supplies Distributor or Fabricator

Galveston College’s HVAC/R program is an accredited NCCER program. Students will obtain credentialing that will allow them to be put into an international database for prospective employers within the industry to view that students HVAC/R credentials. Along with the NCCER certificates, students can also obtain three college certificates and also an Associates degree.

See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions into the HVAC program occurs in the Fall semester of each year.

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409-944-1402

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