Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Get on the path to a high-demand career with our HVAC/R Technology program.

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​HVAC/R technicians are in high demand around the country, and that demand is expected to stay strong. Earn your certificate or associate’s degree in our hands-on program and jump into a rewarding career.You’ll be ready to do anything from repairing heating units and maintaining supermarket refrigeration systems to troubleshooting electrical problems and planning indoor air quality systems for hospitals. Plus you’ll earn a great salary while you’re at it.

Get on the path to a hot career with our HVAC/R Technology program.

NDSCS HVAC/R Technology Brochure

Career Potential

  • Since 2011, 100% of our graduates went on to start a career or continue their education.

Types of Jobs

  • Commercial installation and service
  • Industrial installation and service
  • Residential installation and service
  • Sales
  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Self-employment

Salary Potential

  • $4,727 – highest starting monthly salary of a 2017 NDSCS HVAC/R graduate
  • $3,282 – average starting monthly salary of a 2017 NDSCS HVAC/R graduate
  • Salaries advance rapidly as the technician gains experience and skill

What You’ll Learn

  • Electrical – control circuits, schematic diagrams, problem solving with electrical test equipment
  • Piping
  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Oil, gas and electrical heating system design, installation and service
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration design, installation and service
  • Heat pump system design, installation and service
  • Building control system design, installation and service
  • Hydronics
  • Geothermal water source heat pump

Additional Certifications Available

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Training Certificate
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Refrigerant Handling Certification
  • Industry Competency Exam (ICE) Certificate

 

Programs, Degrees & Certificates

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

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HVAC/R Technology Graduates from 2017-18 Academic Year
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
13 301 $3,493 $3,640 100%
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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

05-09-2019
Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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HVAC Trane Lab

NDSCS opens new world-class HVAC/R educational facilities

10-10-2017
NDSCS opened a state-of-the-art instructional facility for its Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program.

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