Are you a hands-on problem solver? Do you like the idea of working to create and fix systems that make life safe and comfortable for everyone? Imagine yourself in a well-paying field that is vital to our health and security, from preserving our food to making sure our homes, hotels, hospitals and offices stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Earn a certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology at OCC and start a career that your family – and everyone else’s – will thank you for. Skilled HVACR technicians are in high demand throughout the state. Read on to learn more about how OCC can help you start or advance in your career in this high-wage, high-demand field.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Basic Electrical for HVAC-R
  • Building Automation
  • Ice Machine Service & Repair
  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Air Balance

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Did you know?

The energy sector is facing significant workforce shortages — an estimated 55 percent of the energy workforce
may need to be replaced by 2023, according to the Association for Career Technical Education.


Program Details

Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration, and earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

Prepare for a career as a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technician. Learn to install, service and maintain air-conditioning/refrigeration equipment in buildings. This program provides a background for more advanced studies in the design and installation of computerized building automation systems. View program detail in course catalog.

Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

Complete the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. Learn to install, service and maintain air conditioning/refrigeration equipment in buildings. This program provides a background for more advanced studies in the design and installation of computerized building automation systems. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
Cindy Voss
Cindy Voss
Counselor, Technology
Programs