Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating – Career Training
Hands-On Training for a Career as an HVAC Tech
Learn to Earn. Learn by Doing. Learn a Trade! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 or 13 months and take the first step toward an exciting career in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating. Our career training course is hands-on so that you gain the skills that employers are looking for!
You can become a technician or mechanic and manage everyday problems and implement solutions for climate control and energy efficiency. Orleans graduates are employable in a variety of vital positions to install, diagnose, service, and repair air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment—from small units to entire systems.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. A high school diploma or equivalent is required to apply. A driver’s license is recommended to travel for jobs post-graduation.
Orleans Tech’s Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating program teaches the skills required to diagnose, maintain, and repair residential air conditioning and commercial air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment. Students learn refrigeration through work with freezers, cold rooms, and ice machines. Federal environmental reclamation and recycling standards are taught. In the air conditioning and heating portion of the course, students are taught current technology relating to central air conditioning and window units, heat pumps, gas and oil-fired furnaces, and related ductwork. Principles of alternative energy are taught through radiant heat.
Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and named a 2018 “School of Distinction.”