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Heating & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Heating/Ventilation/Air conditioning Technicians install, maintain, and repair these systems in residential and commercial establishments.

At a Glance

The average salary for an HVAC Technician is $21.82 per hour in North Carolina, which meets the national average. Salary estimates are based on 1,019 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by HVAC Technician employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for an HVAC Technician is 1-3 years.

Source: https://www.indeed.com/salaries/hvac-technician-Salaries,-North-Carolina

Employment Outlook

Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm

To learn more about a career in the HVAC field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

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The program consists of three courses that build upon the knowledge and skills learned in the previous course.

Office: Caldwell–H–112Work Phone: 828.726.2611Work Emailjharris@cccti.edu

Introduction to HVAC

This course serves as the entry-level requirement for all other courses in the HVAC Program. The curriculum focuses on:

  • Basic carbon steel piping practices
  • Basic copper and plastic piping practices
  • Basic electricity
  • Introduction to heating, cooling, and air distribution systems
  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Soldering and brazing
  • Trade mathematics

Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of a basic HVAC system.

Intermediate HVAC

This course will build upon the skills learned in the Introduction to HVAC course. This course will focus on:

  • Air quality equipment
  • Alternating current
  • Basic maintenance
  • Chimneys vents and flues
  • Commercial airside systems
  • Compressors
  • Fiberglass and fabric duct systems
  • Heat pumps
  • Introduction to hydronic systems
  • Leak detection, evacuation, recovery and charging
  • Metering devices
  • Refrigerants and oils
  • Sheet metal duct systems

You will have the opportunity at the end of class to sit for the EPA Section 608 exam.

Advance HVAC

This course will continue building upon the skills in the Intermediate HVAC Course. This course will focus on:

  • Fasteners
  • Hardware and wiring terminations
  • Control circuit and motor troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting:
    • Accessories
    • Cooling units
    • Ductless and variable refrigerant flow systems
    • Gas heating
    • Heat pumps
    • Oil heating
    • Refrigeration Systems
    • Zoning


(Scholarships are available.)

Registration Fees

  • $190 Level I
  • $182 Level II
  • $187 Level III

Courses currently on the schedule:

Course/SectionTitleMeeting InformationInstructorAvailability / Capacity
AHR-7111-301HVAC: Heating, Air Condition08/26/2024-12/11/2024 Classroom Hours Monday, Wednesday 05:30PM – 09:00PM, Building – J, Room 221A (more)…9/15
AHR-7112-302HVAC: Heating, Air Condition05/02/2024-08/08/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 05:30PM – 09:00PM, Building – J, Room 221 (more)…Winebarger14/15
AHR-7112-850HVAC: Heating, Air Condition05/02/2024-08/08/2024 Classroom Hours Tuesday, Thursday 05:30PM – 09:00PM, W141, Room 101 (more)…Winkler9/15

Mission Statement:

The mission of Vocational and Technical Services is to offer quality, accessible career and workforce development classes that are short-term in nature, and to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment, development and advancement in the workforce.