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The most popular HVAC degree option for students is currently the associate’s degree in HVAC. Associate’s degrees in HVAC are typically two-year programs that encompass the core aspects of an HVAC tech’s job duties along with a small amount of general education. These degree programs allow an HVAC tech graduate to qualify for entry-level employment, with greater potential to advance compared to techs with lower credentials.

HVAC Degree Program Curriculum

The course content for most associate’s-level HVAC degree programs focuses on how to install, repair, and maintain the various types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, as well as other industrial and residential systems. Classes generally cover the fundamentals of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical systems, with options to learn about other specialties as well. Programs normally also cover some general education topics, such as math and communications, to provide a solid foundation on which to build professional expertise.

Most programs include courses such as:

  • Air Conditioning Maintenance
  • Boiler Operation and Safety
  • Electrical Systems
  • Air Distribution
  • Sewage and Water Treatment
  • Temperature Theory and Control
  • Mechanical Drawing

For example, the AS program in HVAC offered by Spartanburg Community College covers the basics of refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, HVAC electricity, heat pumps, codes and ordinances, as well as general education courses in algebra and communications. Courses vary from program to program, with most focusing on the core essentials of the occupation.

Choosing a Program

There are a few things to consider when deciding which HVAC degree program to enroll in. A significant factor is accreditation, which is the recognition of a degree program by a certifying organization. Accreditation indicates that the program meets basic industry standards, and is sometimes a requirement for certification.

There are three different organizations that accredit HVAC schools:

Career services is another factor to consider when comparing degree programs. Some HVAC schools have job placement programs that put students in touch with prospective employers. Some also offer resume or job interview assistance for students and graduates. School representatives should be able to discuss a school’s career services with potential students.

HVAC Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.


San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College – Training today for a better tomorrow.

Better opportunities and increased financial stability could be just around the corner. Get the skills needed in today’s competitive job market with accelerated programs in medical, technical, and business fields.

Founded in 1977, SJVC is an accredited private junior college with campuses located throughout California – including an Online division – offering a balance of classroom instruction and hands-on training to meet your needs.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified students in the form of federal grants, loans, work-study, scholarships and institutional payment plans.

San Joaquin Valley College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at:

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8) and Title 5, Division 7.5 – Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations.


IntelliTec College

IntelliTec Colleges offers training in allied health care, business, and technology, leading to a Professional Certificate or an Associate of Occupational Studies degree.


Vista College

Enroll in a New Future at Vista College

Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!

Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you’ll face in the real world.

Select from the following programs at Vista College:

Certificates and Diplomas

  • Business Administration
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Construction Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Vocational/Practical Nurse

Associate Degrees

  • Business Management
  • Business Management-Accounting
  • Business Management-Human Resources
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Medical Assistant
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Network Administration *online only
  • Trades Management-Electrical Technician
  • Trades Management-HVAC
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Dental Assistant

Bachelor Degrees

  • Business Management *online only

Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you’ll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.

Take advantage of these Vista College services:

  • Day or evening classes
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Career Services Assistance for graduates
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Plus much more!

*Not all programs offered at all locations.

Enroll in a fresh start today at Vista College!

Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Vista College is recognized as being a military friendly college through the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC).

Stated program length pertains to graduating in normal time.


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