Western Colorado Community College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program is a great choice for students wanting to have an exciting and rewarding career in a field with a projected 30% growth over the next ten years. In this program, students can obtain an HVAC Fundamentals Technical Certificate, which prepares the student with entry-level residential skills required by employers in this industry. This initial certificate concentrates on HVAC fundamentals and allows the student to begin working in the HVAC industry as an apprentice as well as scaffolding into the HVAC AAS Degree option that is offered.

Why choose the HVAC program at WCCC:

  • The HVAC Fundamentals Technical Certificate can be obtained in four months and allows students to enter the workforce with entry-level skills required by employers.
  • Students will have the opportunity to obtain EPA certification.
  • The HVAC Fundamentals Technical Certificate easily scaffolds into the HVAC, Construction Supervision, Construction Electrical AAS degrees and CMU’s Construction Management bachelor degree.

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Program prepares the student with entry-level residential skills required by employers in this industry.

Academic Requirements for Associate of Applied Science in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician

This initial certificate concentrates on HVAC fundamentals and allows the student to begin working in the HVAC industry as an apprentice as well as scaffolding into the HVAC AAS Degree option.

Academic Requirements for Technical Certificate in HVAC Fundamentals

 The HVAC program at WCCC will prepare you for these potential career options:

  • Refrigeration technician
  • HVAC service technician
  • HVAC control technician
  • Heating equipment technician
  • Facility maintenance technician
  • Environmental maintenance technician
  • HVAC engineer
  • Wind turbine technician
  • Project manager
  • HVAC/R sales, contractor or manufacturer