HVAC/Refrigeration Technician, Continuing Education Certificate
HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians install and/or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil and gas furnaces and boilers. Only certified technicians are permitted to perform refrigerant recovery in order to comply with U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and requirements.
Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Students who pass the EPA test will receive certification from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA class only)
Financial Aid and Payment Options
Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those eligible
Baltimore County College Promise
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development
Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville and Dundalk.
High School Diploma or GED. Minimum age of 18.
To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application. An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.
Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.
Program Course Sequence
In addition to the Basic HVAC Certificate, students can pursue an Advanced Certificate and/or Alternative Energy Certificate. These certificates are offered as non-credit or credit courses.
Entry Level HVAC Helper/Apprentice. Students can continue their education and obtain additional certificates and/or pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Energy Technology. Some companies prefer or require a degree for more senior positions. Criminal background checks and random drug testing are required for employment.
Skills for Success:
Detail-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time and ability to lift 35 pounds.
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