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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)



HVAC professionals make buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They control temperature, humidity and use a wide array of tools to keep systems working optimally.

Career Details


Students in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Installing and repairing heating and air conditioning systems
  • Testing individual components to determine necessary repairs
  • Learning how to use specific HVAC tools and equipment
  • Developing customer service skills
  • Connecting gas heating, electric heating, cooling systems, and heat pumps (optional)

Career Options

Career Options

Most Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Job Corps graduates go to work for construction contractors, while others are self-employed.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Problem-solving skills

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.