The Prairie State College Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program qualifies students as entry level heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technicians and installers.

About our HVAC Certification

Students learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to diagnose electrical and mechanical problems. Students also learn how to repair, replace, or install equipment. 
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Our program covers both theory and hands-on skills, catering to new students looking to enter the trade and practicing technicians aiming to enhance their technical expertise.
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Our fully equipped classrooms and labs provide an ideal setting for high-quality training, ensuring our students are well-prepared for the workforce. As part of the coursework, students will obtain the EPA 608 certification and have the option to participate in internship opportunities.
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Emphasis is also placed on customer service, recognizing its importance for service technicians and installers. With convenient scheduling, including daytime and evening courses, our program offers flexibility for our students. 


About the HVAC Certificate

This program prepares heating and cooling technicians for residential and light commercial service and installation. Students are trained to be HVAC technicians in a real-world, hands-on lab environment. The HVAC facility is equipped with high-efficiency systems as well as conventional heating and cooling systems. Technicians are needed to troubleshoot and maintain HVAC systems because of the increasing number of new residential and commercial structures and to respond to the increased demand for energy management, conservation and other “green” technologies
HVAC 120 Refrigeration Principles 3
HVAC 121 Air Conditioning Theory 3
HVAC 122 Heating Fundamentals 3
HVAC 123 Electrical Controls for HVAC 3
HVAC 124 Sheet Metal Fabrication 3
HVAC 125 Advanced Electrical Controls 3
HVAC 127 Troubleshooting HVAC Systems 3
HVAC 128 Installation of HVAC Systems 3


Select 8 credit hours course from:

BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
HVAC 130 Special Topics in HVAC 2
HVAC 131 EPA 608 1
HVAC 298 HVAC Seminar 1
HVAC 299 HVAC Internship 2
WELD 115 Basic Arc Welding/Oxy Fuel Welding  3

Courses chosen with coordinator’s consent
Program Total: 32 credits.


Enroll today!