Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician | Western Technical College

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

Technical Diploma

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Western's HVAC Technician technical diploma program will prepare you for an in-demand career in the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

With an emphasis on energy conservation, a concern for air quality, and the environmental impact of cooling agents, you'll be well-prepared for entry-level positions working on residential and commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration units. Opportunities can be found as a service technician for an air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems dealer; in building maintenance; or in manufacturing.

Additionally, the program offers a valuable job shadowing experience, providing practical insights and enhancing your readiness for a successful career in HVAC technology.

To view the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician program’s required disclosure on professional licensure, please click here.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Service Technician

This program will cost about $4,925* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, view the Tuition page or Cost of Attendance document.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

HVAC Technician
HVAC Service Technician
Maintenance Technician
Refrigeration Installation Repairer
Commercial HVAC Service Technician
Building Maintenance Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Install HVACR systems
  • Service HVACR systems
  • Troubleshoot HVACR systems
  • Repair HVACR equipment
  • Analyze HVACR systems

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

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