Degree, Certificate or Diploma
The HVAC/R Maintenance Certificate program of study provides the basic skills necessary to gain meaningful employment as an entry-level Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) apprentice or assistant. The certificate program is designed to train students to assist in becoming HVAC technicians. Students will learn to troubleshoot and service HVAC/R systems. The certificate does not qualify graduates for the State of Iowa's specialty license. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.
1,492 Jobs (2020)
+11.6% Change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
An HVAC technician installs, maintains, and repairs heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in both residential homes and commercial buildings. HVAC is an abbreviation for “heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
Someone who works in this occupation might specialize in the installation, or in maintenance and repair. Some technicians concentrate on only one type of system, either heating, air conditioning, or refrigeration, while others offer a broader range of services.
- Entry: $19.54
- Average: $24.98
- Experienced: $40.30
|HCR 121 - Forced Air Heating Systems||2.0 Credit(s)|
|IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|HCR 201 - Applied Practices I: Repair and Service||4.0 Credit(s)|
|HCR 188 - Electricity for HVAC/R||4.0 Credit(s)|
|MAT 743 - Technical Math||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 16.0 Credits
Total Semester Hours Required: 16.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Execute mathematical processes and use of formulas necessary for design, evaluation, and installation of HVACR systems.
- Explain composition and usage of HVACR materials, equipment, and tools required for installation and diagnostic tasks.
- Apply safety procedures and regulations related to workplace and job requirements.
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