Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Certificate

The ability to control the temperature and air quality in commercial and residential settings is a skill that will always be in demand. The current job climate of the HVAC-R industry confirms this need, as opportunities for certified technicians increase at a rapid pace.

Launch your career in this stable, profitable industry with Sullivan University's streamlined HVAC-R program options.

Locations: Louisville

Program Information

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Program Highlights

  • Practical, hands-on training is central to our programs, thanks to our industry-standard HVAC-R lab and multiple HVAC-R externship / apprenticeship opportunities.
  • With our HVAC-R certificate option, you'll be ready to enter the field within 9 months.
  • Our programs prepare you to take multiple certification and licensure exams. The more certifications and licenses you earn, the more desirable you will be in the job market.
  • You'll graduate equipped with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of areas in the HVAC-R industry, including service installation, facilities operation, energy auditing and HVAC-R sales.
  • Even if you are an experienced HVAC-R technician, our programs can work for you if you're looking to refresh your skills or receive new training and certifications.\


Find out more information about program successes in graduation rates, placement rates and occupations for this program. View Licensure Disclosures by State.


What Does the Future of HVAC-R Look Like?

  • Employment for HVAC-R professionals is projected to grow 21% by 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Employers are hiring candidates with formal technical training over those who learned on the job, especially as HVAC-R systems become much more complex.
  • The growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability will drive the need for qualified technicians now and in the future. This means increased job security and stability for HVAC-R professionals.


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Tech Design Courses

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
HVA 100
Blueprint Reading
3.00
HVA 101
Introduction to HVAC-R Systems
4.00
HVA 115
Principles of Refrigeration
4.00
HVA 125
Heating Systems
3.00
HVA 135
Air-Conditioning
3.00
HVA 205
HVAC-R Electrical Applications
3.00
HVA 220
Building Automation I
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
MTH 123
Advanced Mathematics
4.00
Other Core Courses
3.00
Course:
HVA 100
Title:
Blueprint Reading
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
HVA 101
Title:
Introduction to HVAC-R Systems
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HVA 115
Title:
Principles of Refrigeration
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
HVA 125
Title:
Heating Systems
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
HVA 135
Title:
Air-Conditioning
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
HVA 205
Title:
HVAC-R Electrical Applications
Credit Hours:
3.00
Course:
HVA 220
Title:
Building Automation I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 123
Title:
Advanced Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
3.00
Total Credit Hours: 39.00