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Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

​​​​​​​​​As the population and stock of buildings grows, so does the demand for residential, commercial and industrial climate-control systems. The field of HVACR is vital to our health and security, from the preservation of our food products to the air conditioning of hospitals and institutions. Orange Coast College's Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program prepares students for careers as heating and air conditioning technicians, refrigeration mechanics and stationary engineers. 

Certificate of Achievement 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 

This program prepares students for employment as HVACR technicians, estimators, installers, inspectors and mechanical engineers. Students will be trained to install. service and maintain air conditioning/refrigeration equipment in buildings. The program also provides a background for more advanced studies in the design and installation of computerized building automation systems. Upon completion of the program students will be prepared to take the EPA Certification test for refrigerants or the NATE Certification test for proficiency in the field of HVACR.

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For complete requirements and course information please see our catal​​og​.​​​​

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Contact Info​
John Stuart 
Tech 154 
(714) 432-5543