Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program

Hands-on Learning from Industry Professionals

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

According to the HVACR 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 and commercial heating 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 less than a year.  


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