dcsimg

HVAC Schools and Training Programs

Browse all of the tabs below for info about HVAC Schools, Training Programs and Career Information:

  • Overview
  • Top Cities
  • Career Stories
  • Top Industries
  • Browse Schools

HVAC Mechanics and Installers

HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, is a field which regulates the humidity and temperature of a variety of structures, including homes, office buildings, retail establishments, hospitals, and factories. HVAC technicians, also known as HVAC mechanics and installers, are responsible for installing and/or maintaining the wide array of mechanical, electrical and electronic components that comprise an HVAC system.

Using special tools and equipment, the mechanic needs to be able to maintain, diagnose and correct problems that may occur throughout the entire system.

HVAC Mechanics And Installers picture    HVAC Mechanics And Installers image

HVAC Schools

Although there continue to be mechanics who learn their trade informally on the job, most employers prefer to hire those who have completed formal training and/or an apprenticeship. The U.S. Armed Forces, as well as many junior/community colleges and technical/trade schools, offers 6-month to 2-year programs in heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Three agencies have set academic standards for accrediting HVAC schools: the National Center for Construction Education and Research; HVAC Excellence; and the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Accreditation. Completion of these programs along with several additional months of field experience is usually needed to establish proficiency in the trade.

The following are five schools that offer HVAC training programs:

  • Ashworth College: This online program in HVAC training prepares students to take the EPA certification exam. It includes both a study guide and a $75 voucher towards the cost of the exam.
  • Everest Career Training Schools: This program trains students to become professional HVAC technicians in about a year. With locations across the country, Everest offers modern tools and instructors with professional experience in the field.
  • Lincoln Tech: Several of Lincoln Tech's campuses across the country offer the HVAC training program. The program covers green alternatives to heating and cooling systems, preparing students for environmental changes in the field.
  • Penn Foster Career School: This school offers a career diploma in HVAC and refrigeration. This online program can be completed in as little as five months, and prepares students for a career as an HVAC technician.
  • Remington College: This college's campuses in Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; and Memphis, Tennessee currently offer a diploma program in HVAC technician training.

HVAC Technician Education Requirements

Though the HVAC technician education requirements vary from state to state, most mechanics specialize in either installation or maintenance and repair. Many of them specialize in a singular element of HVAC (e.g., heating work or air-conditioning) or in one type of equipment (e.g., solar panels, commercial refrigeration, or water-based heating systems). Despite their specializations, mechanics are trained to install and service both residential and commercial systems. In these programs, students learn about proper installation and repair of many different mechanical systems, including:

  • Furnaces
  • Metal and fiberglass ducting
  • Compressors
  • Motors
  • Switches
  • Fans
  • Piping
  • Electrical systems and electrical components

    HVAC technician programs also teach students how to use of a wide variety of hand tools, such as tin snips, wrenches, torches, and pipe cutters, as well as various testing devices (hydrometers, voltmeters, pressure gauges) to measure different flow rates and pressures.

    HVAC Technician Apprenticeships and Training

    In addition to HVAC technician training that takes place in the classroom, there are also formal apprenticeship programs, frequently sponsored by local chapters of associations and trade unions. These apprenticeships normally last three to five years and combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Applicants for apprenticeships must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Apprenticeship programs are usually a pathway to certification and licensure. During HVAC technician training, students typically learn the following skills:

    • Reading blueprints
    • Safety
    • Theory and design of heating and ventilation systems
    • Refrigeration products
    • Equipment construction
    • Installation, maintenance, and repair
    • Mechanical drawing

      After either formal or on-the-job training, HVAC technicians can go on to attain licensing, which is required in some states. Requirements for licensure vary widely but always include passing some type of test, the contents of which vary by state or locality. In addition, those whose job requires working with refrigerants must be certified in their proper handling. Certification for purchasing and handling refrigerants requires mechanics to pass a written examination specific to the type of work in which they specialize.

      Resources for HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Sources:

      1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm
      2. Ashworth College, https://www.ashworthcollege.edu/career-diplomas/heating-air-conditioning/
      3. Everest Career Training Schools, http://www.everest.edu/programs/category/hvac
      4. Lincoln Tech, http://www.lincolntech.edu/careers/skilled-trades/hvac
      5. PennFoster Career School, https://www.pennfoster.edu/programs-and-degrees/construction-and-maintenance/hvac-technician-career-diploma
      6. Remington College, http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/hvac-technician-training-school/

      The Top Cities tab shows employment statistics for HVAC Mechanics and Installers by major metro area.

      The Top Industries tab shows which industries have the most jobs for HVAC Mechanics and Installers, along with salary data by industry.

      The Browse Schools tab lets you search for schools by field of study, degree level, and location.

      • Overview
      • Top Cities
      • Career Stories
      • Top Industries
      • Browse Schools

      Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
      HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for HVAC Mechanics and Installers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

      A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

      Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

      Metro Area Jobs Salary
      (2013)
      Relative
      Popularity

      Alabama

           
      Anniston 90 $29920 1.05
      Oxford 90 $29920 1.05
      Jacksonville 90 $29920 1.05
      Auburn 140 $35690 1.32
      Opelika 140 $35690 1.32
      Birmingham 1220 $38160 1.22
      Hoover 1220 $38160 1.22
      Florence 180 $36630 1.73
      Muscle Shoals 180 $36630 1.73
      Gadsden 40 $38580 0.6
      Huntsville 370 $37610 0.86
      Daphne 250 $31710 1.91
      Fairhope 250 $31710 1.91
      Foley 250 $31710 1.91
      Decatur 160 $36550 1.52
      Dothan 130 $35540 1.2
      Mobile 760 $37570 2.24
      Montgomery 290 $43070 0.91
      Tuscaloosa 230 $37890 1.16

      Alaska

           
      Anchorage 160 $63240 0.45
      Fairbanks 30 $69990 0.44

      Arizona

           
      Flagstaff 80 $41020 0.69
      Phoenix 4670 $41190 1.25
      Mesa 4670 $41190 1.25
      Scottsdale 4670 $41190 1.25
      Prescott 220 $37940 1.91
      Lake Havasu City 0 $27230 0
      Kingman 0 $27230 0
      Sierra Vista 100 $32090 1.43
      Douglas 100 $32090 1.43
      Tucson 1140 $49060 1.61
      Yuma 210 $44850 1.69

      Arkansas

           
      Hot Springs 0 $34520 0
      Jonesboro 100 $31330 0.98
      Little Rock 1000 $36770 1.49
      North Little Rock 1000 $36770 1.49
      Conway 1000 $36770 1.49

      California

           
      Bakersfield 480 $50730 0.82
      Fresno 630 $41690 0.93
      Hanford 50 $48940 0.61
      Corcoran 50 $48940 0.61
      Chico 80 $45580 0.53
      El Centro 80 $51740 0.71
      Oxnard 530 $45270 0.89
      Thousand Oaks 530 $45270 0.89
      Ventura 530 $45270 0.89
      Redding 120 $47990 1.06
      Riverside 2630 $47190 1.01
      San Bernardino 2630 $47190 1.01
      Ontario 2630 $47190 1.01
      Sacramento 1700 $48240 0.98
      Roseville 1700 $48240 0.98
      Arden 1700 $48240 0.98
      Arcade 1700 $48240 0.98
      Salinas 140 $63780 0.45
      Los Angeles 7600 $50960 0.68
      Long Beach 7600 $50960 0.68
      Anaheim 7600 $50960 0.68
      Madera 80 $42770 1.06
      Merced 90 $49150 0.73
      Modesto 280 $38280 0.84
      San Diego 1830 $54630 0.68
      Carlsbad 1830 $54630 0.68
      Santa Cruz 0 $48400 0
      Watsonville 0 $48400 0
      Santa Maria 0 $47520 0
      Santa Barbara 0 $47520 0
      Santa Rosa 210 $59990 0.57
      Stockton 400 $42980 0.92
      Lodi 400 $42980 0.92
      San Francisco 2020 $57780 0.46
      Oakland 2020 $57780 0.46
      Hayward 2020 $57780 0.46
      San Jose 790 $75570 0.39
      Sunnyvale 790 $75570 0.39
      Santa Clara 790 $75570 0.39
      Vallejo 200 $36750 0.81
      Fairfield 200 $36750 0.81
      Visalia 150 $52730 0.53
      Porterville 150 $52730 0.53
      Yuba City 70 $49030 0.94
      San Luis Obispo 220 $29250 0.98
      Paso Robles 220 $29250 0.98
      Arroyo Grande 220 $29250 0.98

      Colorado

           
      Fort Collins 0 $55430 0
      Grand Junction 110 $54720 0.97
      Greeley 170 $58990 0.87
      Boulder 260 $49740 0.75
      Colorado Springs 430 $53040 0.82
      Denver 3180 $55090 1.16
      Aurora 3180 $55090 1.16
      Lakewood 3180 $55090 1.16
      Pueblo 80 $47520 0.7

      Connecticut

           
      Hartford 1190 $54670 1.03
      West Hartford 1190 $54670 1.03
      East Hartford 1190 $54670 1.03
      New Haven 540 $56500 0.97
      Waterbury 150 $55760 1.09
      Bridgeport 690 $57770 0.83
      Stamford 690 $57770 0.83
      Norwalk 690 $57770 0.83
      Danbury 300 $48580 1.89

      Delaware

           
      Dover 0 $44850 0

      Florida

           
      Gainesville 290 $38990 1.15
      Homosassa Springs 0 $33530 0
      Jacksonville 1530 $40290 1.23
      Cape Coral 1380 $35110 2.93
      Fort Myers 1380 $35110 2.93
      Crestview 430 $37100 2.12
      Fort Walton Beach 430 $37100 2.12
      Destin 430 $37100 2.12
      Deltona 660 $31390 1.82
      Daytona Beach 660 $31390 1.82
      Ormond Beach 660 $31390 1.82
      Orlando 3390 $38890 1.52
      Kissimmee 3390 $38890 1.52
      Sanford 3390 $38890 1.52
      Palm Bay 680 $36310 1.74
      Melbourne 680 $36310 1.74
      Titusville 680 $36310 1.74
      Panama City 350 $34810 2.2
      Pensacola 570 $36990 1.75
      Ferry Pass 570 $36990 1.75
      Brent 570 $36990 1.75
      Port St. Lucie 380 $36870 1.45
      Punta Gorda 240 $38030 2.8
      Lakeland 630 $35020 1.54
      Winter Haven 630 $35020 1.54
      Miami 7200 $40000 1.48
      Fort Lauderdale 7200 $40000 1.48
      West Palm Beach 7200 $40000 1.48
      Naples 410 $40730 1.58
      Immokalee 410 $40730 1.58
      Marco Island 410 $40730 1.58
      North Port 890 $38100 1.64
      Sarasota 890 $38100 1.64
      Bradenton 890 $38100 1.64
      Ocala 0 $37290 0
      Sebastian 350 $34110 3.8
      Vero Beach 350 $34110 3.8
      Sebring 40 $34930 0.85
      Tallahassee 380 $37540 1.19
      Tampa 5530 $35940 2.28
      St. Petersburg 5530 $35940 2.28
      Clearwater 5530 $35940 2.28
      The Villages 80 $34790 1.65

      Georgia

           
      Albany 150 $36770 1.33
      Athens 250 $31130 1.55
      Clarke County 250 $31130 1.55
      Atlanta 5580 $44560 1.13
      Sandy Springs 5580 $44560 1.13
      Roswell 5580 $44560 1.13
      Gainesville 140 $44460 0.87
      Hinesville 60 $43330 1.83
      Brunswick 0 $30480 0
      Dalton 0 $35760 0
      Rome 90 $38690 1.24
      Macon 160 $0 0.84
      Savannah 510 $42620 1.6
      Valdosta 150 $35780 1.52
      Warner Robins 130 $37450 0.97

      Hawaii

           
      Kahului 0 $49220 0
      Wailuku 0 $49220 0
      Lahaina 0 $49220 0
      Urban Honolulu 570 $62450 0.63

      Idaho

           
      Idaho Falls 150 $25500 1.25
      Boise City 620 $38970 1.09
      Coeur d'Alene 230 $37560 2.07
      Pocatello 90 $38500 1.38

      Illinois

           
      Bloomington 220 $41370 1.14
      Champaign 110 $47810 0.54
      Urbana 110 $47810 0.54
      Decatur 120 $43840 1.2
      Peoria 240 $56210 0.68
      Rockford 130 $50670 0.45
      Kankakee 120 $52520 1.36
      Springfield 180 $61320 0.84

      Indiana

           
      Fort Wayne 310 $44470 0.74
      Bloomington 0 $51050 0
      Indianapolis 1720 $48680 0.87
      Carmel 1720 $48680 0.87
      Anderson 1720 $48680 0.87
      Columbus 60 $37170 0.66
      Elkhart 200 $41630 0.8
      Goshen 200 $41630 0.8
      Kokomo 160 $33320 2.03
      Lafayette 110 $40710 0.63
      West Lafayette 110 $40710 0.63
      Michigan City 100 $43010 1.2
      La Porte 100 $43010 1.2
      Muncie 0 $43760 0
      Terre Haute 150 $36440 1.1

      Iowa

           
      Ames 150 $45520 1.74
      Iowa City 150 $57620 0.87
      Cedar Rapids 280 $53490 0.98
      Des Moines 1230 $50460 1.79
      West Des Moines 1230 $50460 1.79
      Dubuque 90 $48770 0.78
      Waterloo 160 $43960 0.91
      Cedar Falls 160 $43960 0.91

      Kansas

           
      Lawrence 90 $43940 0.96
      Manhattan 170 $42700 2.32
      Topeka 160 $57550 0.76
      Wichita 730 $44570 1.25

      Kentucky

           
      Bowling Green 170 $37870 1.26
      Elizabethtown 0 $36990 0
      Fort Knox 0 $36990 0
      Owensboro 70 $44530 0.68
      Lexington 750 $38560 1.42
      Fayette 750 $38560 1.42

      Louisiana

           
      Alexandria 50 $54090 0.4
      Baton Rouge 730 $43290 0.93
      Hammond 100 $37980 1.17
      Houma 180 $43250 0.94
      Thibodaux 180 $43250 0.94
      Lafayette 550 $38900 1.27
      Lake Charles 0 $35660 0
      Monroe 50 $53640 0.36
      New Orleans 1340 $39150 1.2
      Metairie 1340 $39150 1.2
      Shreveport 330 $42580 0.92
      Bossier City 330 $42580 0.92

      Maine

           
      Lewiston 190 $43730 1.89
      Auburn 190 $43730 1.89
      Portland 800 $51910 2.02
      South Portland 800 $51910 2.02
      Bangor 210 $42610 1.67

      Maryland

           
      Baltimore 2280 $53470 0.87
      Columbia 2280 $53470 0.87
      Towson 2280 $53470 0.87
      California 130 $48090 1.49
      Lexington Park 130 $48090 1.49

      Massachusetts

           
      Leominster 80 $51810 0.82
      Gardner 80 $51810 0.82
      Pittsfield 140 $42900 1.72
      Barnstable Town 310 $52440 1.52

      Michigan

           
      Ann Arbor 280 $57570 0.67
      Battle Creek 70 $45450 0.66
      Bay City 60 $38990 0.81
      Flint 240 $49010 0.91
      Grand Rapids 1110 $45370 1.07
      Wyoming 1110 $45370 1.07
      Jackson 100 $42680 0.87
      Detroit 3920 $47030 1.03
      Warren 3920 $47030 1.03
      Dearborn 3920 $47030 1.03
      Saginaw 0 $63250 0
      Lansing 400 $36630 0.99
      East Lansing 400 $36630 0.99
      Kalamazoo 260 $45000 0.95
      Portage 260 $45000 0.95
      Monroe 60 $41310 0.83
      Muskegon 170 $45940 1.39
      Niles 0 $41940 0
      Benton Harbor 0 $41940 0

      Minnesota

           
      Rochester 110 $47320 0.5
      St. Cloud 120 $46470 0.59
      Mankato 80 $51180 0.79
      North Mankato 80 $51180 0.79

      Mississippi

           
      Gulfport 240 $36220 0.82
      Biloxi 240 $36220 0.82
      Pascagoula 240 $36220 0.82
      Hattiesburg 90 $38280 0.79
      Jackson 490 $38010 0.95

      Missouri

           
      Jefferson City 60 $0 0.45
      Columbia 220 $52330 1.23
      Joplin 0 $53920 0
      Springfield 410 $42580 1.05

      Montana

           
      Great Falls 50 $50460 0.7
      Billings 180 $44100 1.04
      Missoula 170 $35340 1.46

      Nebraska

           
      Grand Island 0 $44690 0
      Lincoln 360 $48850 1.05

      Nevada

           
      Carson City 130 $44850 2.39
      Reno 270 $51850 0.67
      Las Vegas 1390 $55850 0.77
      Henderson 1390 $55850 0.77
      Paradise 1390 $55850 0.77

      New Hampshire

           
      Manchester 420 $57840 1.95

      New Jersey

           
      Atlantic City 280 $51130 1.09
      Hammonton 280 $51130 1.09
      Ocean City 60 $44770 0.8
      Trenton 320 $55070 0.73
      Vineland 140 $39630 1.2
      Bridgeton 140 $39630 1.2

      New Mexico

           
      Albuquerque 560 $43940 0.75
      Farmington 50 $37610 0.53
      Las Cruces 100 $38990 0.71
      Santa Fe 0 $43420 0

      New York

           
      Albany 750 $45320 0.86
      Schenectady 750 $45320 0.86
      Troy 750 $45320 0.86
      Glens Falls 110 $39040 1.09
      Ithaca 50 $52170 0.46
      Buffalo 650 $40440 0.6
      Cheektowaga 650 $40440 0.6
      Niagara Falls 650 $40440 0.6
      Binghamton 280 $42290 1.36
      Elmira 60 $33680 0.8
      Kingston 120 $43980 0.99
      Rochester 930 $44490 0.92
      Syracuse 660 $47480 1.11
      Utica 170 $38520 0.73
      Rome 170 $38520 0.73
      Watertown 60 $44210 0.77
      Fort Drum 60 $44210 0.77

      North Carolina

           
      Asheville 540 $38170 1.51
      Fayetteville 350 $42710 1.41
      Goldsboro 110 $35020 1.3
      Greensboro 1330 $38920 1.89
      High Point 1330 $38920 1.89
      Greenville 190 $42500 1.26
      Hickory 280 $35860 0.98
      Lenoir 280 $35860 0.98
      Morganton 280 $35860 0.98
      Jacksonville 100 $38190 1.1
      Burlington 0 $41000 0
      Durham 540 $49270 0.94
      Chapel Hill 540 $49270 0.94
      Raleigh 2010 $42810 1.79
      Rocky Mount 100 $41750 0.91
      New Bern 140 $36670 1.65
      Wilmington 400 $40120 1.67
      Winston 510 $39450 1
      Salem 510 $39450 1

      North Dakota

           
      Bismarck 210 $47020 1.41

      Ohio

           
      Akron 790 $42010 1.22
      Canton 150 $45640 0.46
      Massillon 150 $45640 0.46
      Cleveland 2350 $46070 1.16
      Elyria 2350 $46070 1.16
      Columbus 1670 $45220 0.84
      Dayton 940 $43730 1.29
      Lima 230 $39020 2.37
      Mansfield 120 $38350 1.19
      Springfield 70 $43010 0.7
      Toledo 460 $40850 0.78

      Oklahoma

           
      Lawton 130 $40390 1.44
      Oklahoma City 1440 $44790 1.18
      Tulsa 1250 $44230 1.45

      Oregon

           
      Albany 130 $45080 1.57
      Grants Pass 60 $36360 1.36
      Bend 120 $43720 0.86
      Redmond 120 $43720 0.86
      Corvallis 50 $46580 0.65
      Eugene 120 $52980 0.4
      Salem 420 $40880 1.34
      Medford 90 $41820 0.53

      Pennsylvania

           
      Altoona 150 $38550 1.24
      Gettysburg 40 $36240 0.6
      Bloomsburg 0 $37960 0
      Berwick 0 $37960 0
      Harrisburg 620 $44040 0.99
      Carlisle 620 $44040 0.99
      Johnstown 90 $30540 0.87
      Chambersburg 230 $46780 2.03
      Waynesboro 230 $46780 2.03
      East Stroudsburg 140 $44230 1.3
      Erie 180 $50400 0.7
      Pittsburgh 2730 $43770 1.21
      Reading 600 $43580 1.75
      Lancaster 870 $46590 1.89
      Lebanon 120 $44460 1.21
      Scranton 410 $45270 0.8
      Wilkes 410 $45270 0.8
      Barre 410 $45270 0.8
      Hazleton 410 $45270 0.8
      State College 250 $37250 1.89
      Williamsport 80 $39580 0.74
      York 510 $47790 1.44
      Hanover 510 $47790 1.44

      Puerto Rico

           
      Aguadilla 40 $18470 0.47
      Isabela 40 $18470 0.47
      Arecibo 40 $18070 0.77
      Ponce 60 $19610 0.44
      Mayag´┐Żez 50 $24370 0.83
      San Juan 990 $22340 0.73
      Carolina 990 $22340 0.73
      Caguas 990 $22340 0.73

      South Carolina

           
      Florence 240 $30920 1.48
      Greenville 640 $42940 0.83
      Anderson 640 $42940 0.83
      Mauldin 640 $42940 0.83
      Hilton Head Island 140 $48510 1.02
      Bluffton 140 $48510 1.02
      Beaufort 140 $48510 1.02
      Charleston 600 $48520 0.94
      North Charleston 600 $48520 0.94
      Columbia 1170 $39000 1.61
      Spartanburg 340 $36940 1.24
      Sumter 60 $30680 0.87

      South Dakota

           
      Rapid City 270 $40510 2.1
      Sioux Falls 290 $49900 0.98

      Tennessee

           
      Jackson 110 $37030 0.87
      Johnson City 170 $30480 1.11
      Cleveland 100 $35190 1.07
      Knoxville 1300 $38890 1.75
      Morristown 30 $31420 0.39
      Nashville 2310 $43840 1.31
      Davidson 2310 $43840 1.31
      Murfreesboro 2310 $43840 1.31
      Franklin 2310 $43840 1.31

      Texas

           
      Abilene 60 $41110 0.43
      Amarillo 310 $45830 1.35
      Austin 2060 $38780 1.11
      Round Rock 2060 $38780 1.11
      Houston 5440 $44910 0.93
      The Woodlands 5440 $44910 0.93
      Sugar Land 5440 $44910 0.93
      Brownsville 190 $31860 0.72
      Harlingen 190 $31860 0.72
      Beaumont 220 $42870 0.66
      Port Arthur 220 $42870 0.66
      College Station 110 $43270 0.55
      Bryan 110 $43270 0.55
      Corpus Christi 460 $41490 1.21
      Dallas 5480 $42970 0.83
      Fort Worth 5480 $42970 0.83
      Arlington 5480 $42970 0.83
      El Paso 610 $36120 1.05
      San Angelo 140 $41680 1.51
      San Antonio 2440 $40250 1.29
      New Braunfels 2440 $40250 1.29
      Laredo 130 $29370 0.7
      Longview 170 $39350 0.89
      Lubbock 290 $39100 1.06
      McAllen 390 $34660 0.81
      Edinburg 390 $34660 0.81
      Mission 390 $34660 0.81
      Midland 110 $36530 0.57
      Killeen 420 $35910 1.59
      Temple 420 $35910 1.59
      Odessa 90 $43200 0.57
      Sherman 0 $37440 0
      Denison 0 $37440 0
      Tyler 160 $40940 0.83
      Victoria 80 $38060 0.95
      Waco 260 $34270 1.21
      Wichita Falls 130 $35960 1.16

      Utah

           
      Provo 550 $46500 1.34
      Orem 550 $46500 1.34
      St. George 0 $31560 0
      Salt Lake City 1180 $53480 0.9
      Ogden 480 $43760 1.03
      Clearfield 480 $43760 1.03

      Vermont

           
      Burlington 300 $52960 1.23
      South Burlington 300 $52960 1.23

      Virginia

           
      Blacksburg 80 $38930 0.61
      Christiansburg 80 $38930 0.61
      Radford 80 $38930 0.61
      Harrisonburg 150 $46650 1.25
      Charlottesville 310 $43590 1.49
      Richmond 1750 $45980 1.42
      Roanoke 540 $43270 1.8
      Lynchburg 420 $38780 2.14
      Staunton 180 $33080 1.89
      Waynesboro 180 $33080 1.89

      Washington

           
      Bremerton 210 $54120 1.29
      Silverdale 210 $54120 1.29
      Bellingham 190 $48390 1.16
      Longview 0 $41430 0
      Mount Vernon 60 $52340 0.66
      Anacortes 60 $52340 0.66
      Kennewick 240 $56020 1.15
      Richland 240 $56020 1.15
      Olympia 200 $46920 0.97
      Tumwater 200 $46920 0.97
      Seattle 2020 $60960 0.56
      Tacoma 2020 $60960 0.56
      Bellevue 2020 $60960 0.56
      Spokane 380 $40180 0.87
      Spokane Valley 380 $40180 0.87
      Walla Walla 40 $46540 0.82
      Yakima 250 $45750 1.5

      West Virginia

           
      Beckley 60 $31700 0.69
      Charleston 270 $44260 1.17
      Parkersburg 100 $33970 1.29
      Vienna 100 $33970 1.29
      Morgantown 250 $37400 1.98

      Wisconsin

           
      Appleton 210 $45550 0.86
      Fond du Lac 180 $46450 1.99
      Green Bay 410 $43830 1.22
      Janesville 150 $44620 1.18
      Beloit 150 $44620 1.18
      Eau Claire 160 $59080 0.99
      Oshkosh 70 $51830 0.38
      Neenah 70 $51830 0.38
      Racine 0 $48390 0
      Madison 610 $47850 0.81
      Milwaukee 1210 $49070 0.73
      Waukesha 1210 $49070 0.73
      West Allis 1210 $49070 0.73
      Sheboygan 0 $70100 0
      Wausau 130 $46170 0.99

      Wyoming

           
      Casper 110 $51500 1.28
      Cheyenne 100 $49270 1.12
      • Overview
      • Top Cities
      • Career Stories
      • Top Industries
      • Browse Schools

      Career Stories (Job Profiles) for HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      To find out more about building a career as Hvac Mechanics, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

      All Types

      • Overview
      • Top Cities
      • Career Stories
      • Top Industries
      • Browse Schools

      Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:
      HVAC Mechanics and Installers

      Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

      Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

      Industry Jobs Percent Salary
      (2008)
      Construction Trades 178,740 68% $37,970
      Non-store Retailers 11,710 4% $41,670
      Durable Goods Wholesale 11,140 4% $45,130
      Maintenance And Repair 10,410 3% $42,520
      Education 9,760 3% $42,600
      Government 8,680 3% $47,120
      Office Services And Staffing 3,600 1% $35,940
      Hospital 3,250 1% $47,220
      Real Estate 3,040 1% $44,830
      • Overview
      • Top Cities
      • Career Stories
      • Top Industries
      • Browse Schools

      quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

      Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

      Matching School Ads
      Penn Foster
      Online

      Advance your career with our affordable, self-paced, career-focused distance education programs.

      • Programs: HVACR Technician
      • Degrees: Diploma
      Intercoast Colleges
      Anaheim, Elk Grove, Fairfield, Riverside, West Covina

      Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

      • Programs: HVAC Technician
      • Degrees: Certificate
      San Joaquin Valley College
      Bakersfield, Hesperia, Lancaster, Ontario, Visalia

      San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

      • Programs: Degree - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Certificate - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
      • Degrees: Associate, Certificate
      Institute of Technology
      Clovis, Modesto

      You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

      For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

      • Programs: Heating, Ventilation, and AC
      • Degrees: Certificate
      Mayfield College
      Cathedral City

      Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.

      • Programs: HVAC/R
      • Degrees: Certificate
      Matching School Ads
      Employment For:

      Find a school near you

      Hvac Mechanics Schools by State

      We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for HVAC Mechanics and Installers.

      Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.