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The need for skilled, well-trained heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians is predicted to grow(1) as energy costs rise, policy initiatives evolve, and standards change. Concern for the environment and an emphasis on cost-efficient, energy-saving appliances will create excellent job prospects for HVAC technicians who have completed training from an accredited technical school.

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC): Cool Career with Hot Potential!

  • HVAC Training in accordance with the national skill standards for HVAC technicians.
  • Work with demonstration models in hands-on skills labs.
  • Prepare for Type I, II, III, and Universal EPA certification testing.
  • Help to “green” America by replacing old AC/refrigeration equipment with new energy-efficient models.


Even in tough economic times, there will likely be a continuing need for trained HVAC specialists to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade all of the intricate systems we depend on daily.


Remington College’s diploma program offers you a chance to learn the many aspects of the multifaceted HVAC industry, including:


  • Residential/light commercial heating and cooling fundamentals
  • Residential/light commercial refrigeration and freezers
  • Domestic air conditioning/refrigeration appliances
  • Indoor air quality standards
  • Evaporators, compressors, condensers, and expansion components


All coursework is in accordance with the national skill standards for HVAC technicians.


Focus on Practical, Hands-On Training

After learning the HVAC technician basics, you’ll have several opportunities to apply and fine-tune your knowledge by working with demonstration models in our HVAC technician school skills labs.


As a graduate, you can pursue an entry-level HVAC position with contracting companies, manufacturers, or wholesalers in specialty areas like residential/light commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration; commercial freight and the shipping of refrigerant systems; and domestic air conditioning/refrigeration appliances.

Completing this HVAC Technician Training program may also help to prepare you for Type I, II, III, and Universal EPA HVAC certification testing in your state. Passing these tests will enable you to work on air conditioners and refrigeration systems as specified under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.


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If you’re someone who performs maintenance, service, repair, or disposal that could release refrigerants (and the chemicals in them) from appliances into the atmosphere, you will be required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold specific certifications to ensure that the refrigerants are handled correctly.


We designed a program that offers both hands-on training and opportunities for HVAC certification – because we realize that both are beneficial to students working towards becoming professional HVAC technicians.

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Types of HVAC Certifications

The EPA Universal Certification requires all individuals who open a system or container holding a controlled refrigerant to be certified with the EPA Section 608 Certifications.


Within Section 608 Certifications, there are four types of certifications that HVAC technicians will need before they can begin professionally servicing, repairing, or disposing the appliances they will be trained to work with. Because the job duties that HVAC technicians plan to pursue can vary, it may not be necessary to take all four of the exams.


Remington College HVAC instructors and staff can help students determine which HVAC certification exams they should take.

EPA Certifications

  • Type I Certification – A Type I certification is required for HVAC technicians primarily servicing small appliances such as domestic refrigerators, window air conditioners, and vending machines.
  • Type II Certification – A Type II certification is required for HVAC technicians primarily servicing and disposing equipment using a high pressure refrigerant. Examples of such equipment include residential air conditioners and heat pumps, supermarket refrigeration and process refrigeration.
  • Type III Certification – A Type III certification is required for HVAC technicians primarily servicing and disposing equipment using a low pressure refrigerant. These units are primarily chillers.
  • EPA Universal Certification – A Universal certification is required for HVAC technicians who service all types of equipment.
  • The EPA Universal Certification exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions: 25 Core questions, 25 Type I questions, 25 Type II questions, and 25 Type III questions.
  • A score of 72% is required to pass each section, which means 18 of the 25 questions must be answered correctly in order to obtain each certification.
  • If an HVAC technician taking a Universal Exam fails to pass all sections, but passes the Core Section and at least one other section, a certification card for the types passed will be issued. For example, if you pass the Core questions and Type III questions, but fail Type I and Type II questions, you will have a Type III certification. If retaking the exam, only the sections failed need to be repeated.

How Remington College helps HVAC students earn the EPA Certifications

We understand how important HVAC certifications are to gaining employment after graduation and with that in mind we have built them into both our HVAC curriculum and the cost of your certifications is included in you tuition price.


  • Included in the price of Remington College HVAC student’s tuition is the cost of their first attempt at the EPA certification exams, which would otherwise cost approximately $100.
  • HVAC students at our Memphis and Cleveland colleges will receive an HVAC certification study package from Remington College and register to take the EPA 608 Certificationexam in their 3rd module.
  • By the end of their 4th module of HVAC classes, each student will be scheduled to take the EPA exams.
  • Students will take EPA Universal exam at the Remington College campus.
  • Test results should be available on within two weeks of the tests being delivered to the Passing certificates will be mailed to the student’s home addresses.


The exam breaks down into the following sections:


  • EPA Core section
  • EPA Type I section
  • EPA Type II section
  • EPA Type III section


Test results should be available on within two weeks of the tests being delivered to the Passing certificates will be mailed to the student’s home addresses.


If a student does not pass all sections of the exam, but wishes to re-test in order to obtain the EPA Universal certification, it is then up to the student to find their own means of payment and to schedule the re-test with an outside proctor.


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Job Outlook

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians specialize in the devices that keep houses comfortable, air quality pure and food fresh.


From heating systems to refrigerators, HVAC technicians are often in-demand specialists who individuals and businesses turn to for their heating and cooling needs.

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What is the outlook for jobs in HVAC?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVAC and Refrigeration Installers and Mechanics are projected to experience employment growth of 13 percent from 2018 to 2028–much faster than the national average for all occupations. (2) Job prospects should be especially strong for HVAC Technicians with formal training.


HVAC diploma programs are required by some states and can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete. Programs generally include residential and commercial heating and cooling, refrigeration and freezers, air quality standards, air conditioning, evaporators, condensers, and compressors. (2)

Is licensing required for HVAC careers?

Some HVAC training programs, like HVAC diploma programs at Remington College, also prepare students for state licensing exams. Licensing requirements for HVAC technicians vary greatly, but all states require those working with refrigerants to be certified in their proper use and handling. (2)

What additional skills can help HVAC Technicians be successful?

Successful HVAC technicians should be courteous in dealing with customers and physically able to work with heavy machinery. (2) If you have these traits, an HVAC diploma program like the one offered at Remington College can give you the technical skills you need to begin work as an entry-level HVAC technician.(1)


(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2) BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.


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Potential Career Destinations(1)

HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


HVAC Trades Programs at Remington College


(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.



  • Career Development Fundamentals
  • Career Development Principles
  • Introduction to HVAC and Refrigeration
  • Fundamental HVAC Maintenance
  • HVAC Automated Controls
  • Motors and Motor Control
  • Residential Systems
  • Commercial HVAC Systems
  • Commercial Refrigeration Systems
  • Domestic Appliances and Cold Water AC

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Diploma Disclosure Information: Baton Rouge | MobileNashville | All Other Campuses


Our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning diploma program helps students with no high school diploma or GED get a start on their college education. Students in the HVAC program have the opportunity to study for their high school equivalency test while also practicing the skills they may use to install, troubleshoot, repair and upgrade commercial heating, cooling and refrigeration systems.(1)

(1)Programs not available at all locations.



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