The HVACR program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install service and maintain the operation condition f heating, air conditioning an refrigeration systems. Individuals receive instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity and electronics. They will receive instruction in the following topics: Intro to HVAC, Trade Math, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems, HVAC Piping Practices, Soldering & Brazing, Basic Carbon Steel, & Plastic Piping Practices, HVAC Electrical Systems, Alternating Current, Fasteners, Hardware and Wiring Terminations, Control Circuit & Motor Troubleshooting, HVAC Compressors & Refrigerants, Compressors, Refrigerants & Oils, Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery & Charging, HVAC Metering Devices, Heat Pumps and Basic Maintenance, HVAC Flues & Ducts, HVAC Commercial Applications, Air Quality Equipment and Commercial Airside Systems.

What Can I Do with This Certificate / Associates Degree?
  • HVACR Entry Level Trainees Helpers
  • HVACR Apprenticeship
  • HVACR Journeyman
  • HVAC Contractor
  • HVACR Service Technician
  • HVACR Controls Technician
  • HVACR Installer
  • LEAD HVAC Installer
  • School HVAC Technician
  • HVAC Property Maintenance
  • Maintenance Technician
  • HVAC Sales & comfort Advisor
  • Plant Technician
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Refrigeration Technician; Service Technician
  • Transportation Refrigeration Technician
  • Building Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Technician

Eligible Certifications:

  • Certificate of Completion – Chaffey College
For more information contact:

Laura Alvarado


How Do I Know This is for Me?
  • You enjoy hands-on practical work
  • You like to work on mechanical equipment to ensure equipment is properly working
  • You like to diagnose problems and find solutions
  • You like to take equipment apart, inspect parts and put things back together
  • You are comfortable working with wiring and electrical parts
  • You are comfortable with climbing ladders, working in high places, small confined spaces and enjoy driving to multiple work sites in various counties
Where Can I Work / Top Employers?
  • HVACR Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Refrigeration Companies
  • Elec. Power Generation Plants
  • Hospitals & Property Management Companies
  • Local and Federal Government
  • Food & Beverage Companies & Grocery Stores
  • Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing
  • Cruise Ships, Casinos, Resorts, Hotels, and Motels
  • School Districts, Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools
  • Commercial & Industrial Machinery Equipment
  • Utility Companies that service their own HVACR systems
  • Logistical or Manufacturing Companies that service their own HVACR Systems
What is the Potential Wage Outlook?

This certificate and/or associate degree may lead to a position as an HVACR which according to O*NetOnline ( Occupation Code: 49-9021.01) the median wage in California was $53,630 ($25.79) annually.

The job and wage outlook will vary based on the position selected within this major and based on experiences from entry level, apprentice to higher level positions. To review current salary information and job outlook for other occupational titles, visit www.onetonline.org or go directly to: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

What Can I Do in the Future with More Education?

The positions below require at least a bachelor’s degree in HVACR According to EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2017, the median salary for HACR (NAICS 238220, ONET: 49-9021) in California was $53,630 ($25.79) annually. Highest employed in a metropolitan area is LA-Long Beach-Glendale at $62.620 ($30.11)