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What you can do with an HVAC degree

By Remington College Posted March 13, 2019

When your air conditioner dies on a hot summer day or your heat won't turn on during a bitterly cold morning, seeing the HVAC technician can be a huge relief. But have you ever thought about being the technician on the other side of the door?

If you are happiest working with your hands, enjoy problem-solving and critical thinking and love helping others, a career in heating, ventilation and air conditioning may be the perfect fit.

The demand for skilled HVAC laborers is likely to increase due to commercial and residential building construction, the growing number of advanced climate-controlled systems and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction. In fact, the field is expected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.1

Additionally, a career in HVAC offers many potential opportunities for those looking to utilize their skill set. 'HVAC careers involve heating, air conditioning and ventilation, but there are a variety of career destinations including contracting companies, manufacturers, refrigeration appliance installation and repair, residential and commercial HVAC, commercial freight and air conditioning and residential/light commercial heating, cooling and refrigeration.2

Those in the HVAC field might find themselves in a variety of environments, from residential homes to schools, hospitals, office buildings and factories.

If you're considering going into the HVAC field, you may stand out to more employers if you come into the job with some hands-on training. In fact, many technicians receive postsecondary instruction from tech schools, trade schools or community colleges. That's where Remington College can help.

Remington College offers both an HVAC diploma program and an associate degree program. The HVAC diploma program is offered at our Baton Rouge, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lafayette, Memphis, Mobile and Nashville campuses. The Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Worth and Memphis campuses also offer the HVAC associate degree program.

Students in Remington College's heating and cooling school will study fundamental HVAC maintenance, residential systems, commercial systems, refrigeration systems and more.

In addition to the traditional HVAC classes offered at the school, Remington College also gives students a chance to work in labs to help prepare them for situations and equipment they may encounter on the job. These hands-on experiences are intended to help students gain the confidence and skills to pursue an entry-level position once they complete HVAC school.2

Students who attend Remington College's HVAC program also have the opportunity to earn HVAC certifications. A technician who works with items that could release refrigerants into the atmosphere must hold specific certifications to ensure refrigerants are handled properly. Remington College has designed a program that offers opportunities for HVAC certification.

If you are looking to start or advance your career, consider studying at Remington College. Learn more about our programs and campuses at

1 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

2Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.