Our Commercial/Residential Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration (HVACR) program features hands-on training in the basic elements of heating and refrigeration in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory. 

Experienced, field-trained instructors lead students through the essentials of HVACR maintenance and repair. Students also get in-depth, hands-on study of electrical control components, as well as learn a variety of skills in piping and fabrication — including soldering, brazing, threading, and PVC piping. 

Emily Griffith’s HVAC training program costs $9,323. Additional costs for materials and books may apply.          The average starting salary for an HVAC technician is $38,391!          Go to HVAC school full-time for 8 months at Emily Griffith’s Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program.

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.


Start Date End Date Days Time Status


6/8/2020 M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed


12/1/2020 M-Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist



Start Date End Date Days Time Status


3/1/2021 M-Th 7:30am–11:30am Closed
1/13/2020 7/1/2021 M-Th 7:30am-11:30am  


Part-Time/Online Hybrid

Start Date End Date Days Time Status


3/1/2021 M/W 5:00pm–9:00pm Closed
1/13/2020 7/1/2021 M/W 5:00pm-9:00pm Canceled


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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 44% 15.63/hr ($32,510/yr)

20.26/hr ($42,130/yr)

26.61/hr ($55,350/yr)

37.24/hr ($77,470/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • HVAC installers
  • HVAC service techs
  • HVAC design engineers


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Air conditioning supply companies
  • Building contractors
  • Building management companies
  • Heating & air conditioning contractors
  • Hotel/motel maintenance departments
  • Plumbing companies
  • Retailers
  • Wholesale supply houses

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Monday, February 3, 2020
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Trades Campus Information Night
Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm