This program consists of classroom and shop learning experiences concerned with commercial chilling and freezing systems, including theory, application and operation of compressors; expansion and float b-valves; thermostats and pressure controls; diagnosing, over-hauling, and testing methods and procedures; charging and discharging systems with refrigerants; and testing hermetic units, relays and overload devices. Other learning experiences enable the student to become proficient in the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial and domestic air conditioning systems. Included in the course is the theory and application of basic principles of conditioning of air; the operating characteristics of various units and parts; blueprint reading; the use of technical reference manuals; the diagnosis of malfunctions; and overhaul, repair and adjustment of units and parts, such as pumps, compressors, valves, springs, and connections; and the repair of electrical and pneumatic control systems.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $3,154.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repairer864Certificate
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician1296Diploma
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Shop Safety
Refrigeration Fundamentals
Tools, Equipment & Shop Practices
Electricity and Controls I
Green Awareness
Employment Readiness Exam
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Introduction to System Service
Basic Automation Controls
Domestic Appliances
Employment Readiness Exam
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Gas Electric and Heat
Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Heat Pumps
Carbon Monoxide
All Weather Systems Exam
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Electricity and Controls II
Commercial Refrigeration
Employment Readiness Exam


608 EPA Universal Refrigeration License
Refrigerant 401a Safety Certification
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Electricity
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Heat Pumps

Books and Supplies Lists


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