HVAC-R Program

Hands-on Learning from Industry Professionals

The Career Quest Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration diploma program was developed to train a new generation of HVAC-R technicians to meet the increasing demand for qualified professionals. In as little as a year, students can become proficient in the installation and maintenance of HVAC-R systems. 

According to the HVAC-R Workforce Development Foundation: 115,000 HVAC-R technicians will be needed by 2022 to fill jobs (in the U.S. and Canada) due to anticipated growth in the industry and retirements, yet only 21,000 students graduated from post-secondary HVAC-R programs in 2015. This provides Career Quest HVAC-R students with strong employment opportunities today and into the future. 

Relevant classroom instruction 
Instruction combines classroom lecture and textbook work with hands-on learning in an on-campus HVAC-R lab.
  • Students are able to practice and master the new skills they’ve learned in textbooks and through lecture in the lab
  • This combined approach builds knowledge retention and improves employability
 
Skills you’ll learn in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program
  • Installation and operation of residential heating and air conditioning systems
  • Principles, practices, and uses of basic electricity related to HVAC systems
  • Diagnose and repair domestic and commercial refrigeration systems, refrigerant recovery, reclamation, and recycling
  • Sheet metal fabrication and installation    
  • Blueprint reading   
  • Field inspection of mechanical systems, including Michigan Mechanical Code
 
Enroll today and prepare for a new, fast-paced career in HVAC-R in as little as a year.  
 

SUCCESS STORY

“The instructors at Career Quest are awesome,” she said. “I couldn’t have done this on my own. They really do set you up to succeed.”

SUCCESS STORY

“They personally know you and I think that’s the difference between a community college and Career Quest.”