Are you a hands-on problem solver? Do you like the idea of working to create and fix systems that make life safe and comfortable for everyone? Imagine yourself in a well-paying field that is vital to our health and security, from preserving our food to making sure our homes, hotels, hospitals and offices stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Earn a certificate in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology at OCC and start a career that your family – and everyone else’s – will thank you for. Skilled HVACR technicians are in high demand throughout the state. Heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics and installers in California earn a median income of about $51,700 annually, and self-employed business owners in this field can earn upwards of $100,000 per year. Read on to learn more about how OCC can help you start or advance in your career in this high-wage, high-demand field.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Basic Electrical for HVAC-R
Ice Machine Service & Repair
Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles
Did you know?
The energy sector is facing significant workforce shortages — an estimated 55 percent of the energy workforce may need to be replaced by 2023, according to the Association for Career Technical Education.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration, and earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
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Christina Anchondo, M.S.
CTE Outreach Specialist
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Counselor, CTE and