HVAC : Emily Griffith Technical College


HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Functioning HVAC systems are important for people to be comfortable in their homes or offices, and they can be essential for running and maintaining certain types of businesses like hospitals and data centers. 

Our hybrid program will give you hands-on experience building and maintaining all types of heating and refrigeration systems in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory. You will gain skills in working with electrical control components, as well as in piping and fabrication. 

Take classes two days a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith HVAC Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work jobs such as the following:

  • HVAC Installers
  • HVAC service techs
  • HVAC design engineers

Other potential career paths include jobs with air conditioning supply companies, building contractors, building management companies, heating, and air conditioning contractors, hotel maintenance departments, retailers, wholesale supply houses.

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View program checklist below or download here.

  • Confirm payment. For more information regarding payment arrangements, click here.
  • Get your student ID
    • You can get your student ID at the Treasurer's Office after payment is confirmed.

  • Work boots or heavy shoes - steel toed optional
  • Spiral notebook
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Combination lock or lock with key - for the equipment lockers
  • Access to a reliable internet connection and PC/Laptop outside of class.

Toolkit and access to digital textbook and other virtual media is included in program fees and will be provided in class.

On the first day of class policies, procedures, and orientation take place. Classes are completed at a quick pace, without breaks between classes. One class is covered in its entirety before moving to the next class and ranges from two days to six weeks.

Our programs welcome new students multiple times throughout the year. As a student, you will likely experience being in the classroom with another cohort that may be learning different content than you.

Skilled Trades
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
10 Months
Program length
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"If you want to do it, go back and do it!"

Nia initially came to Emily Griffith to get her GED after she discovered she was pregnant. She left off for a while but decided to return last spring. A big motivation for returning was to show her kids that it is never too late to come back to school. 

She had a lot of anxiety around the new test and was initially discouraged after she stared class. But her teacher was so supportive, she knew she could do it this time. And she did! She finished and passed all of her tests this June! 

Now she’s planning on getting her certificate in Phlebotomy at Emily Griffith starting in January. She is in recovery and is interested in working in a rehab facility in order to help others going through the recovery process. 

She says it’s never too late to finish your education, “If you want to do it, go back and do it!”

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