HVAC

Enjoy working with your hands? Love building and repairing complex systems? A career in HVAC may be right for you. 

What is HVAC? 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. 

At Emily Griffith, 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. 

Latest technology: Our HVAC learning lab features real heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment that you will learn how to build and repair. 

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

High-demand career: Enjoy a 93 percent job placement rate in the HVAC field with your Emily Griffith HVAC certificate. Many of our students have jobs before they complete the program. 

Want more information? Get the HVAC Program Flyer and the HVAC Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith HVAC Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s HVAC program use their certificate to work in 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

Skilled Trades
$9,879
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
10 Months
Full-time program length
8/17/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

ASE 102 Introduction to the Automotive Shop

Prepares the incoming automotive student to work in the shop safely and gain familiarity with the shop and common equipment.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 102 Introduction to the Automotive Shop

Prepares the incoming automotive student to work in the shop safely and gain familiarity with the shop and common equipment.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 110 Automotive Brake Service I

Introduces the basic theory of automotive braking systems including operation, diagnosis, basic repair of disc and drum friction assemblies, and basic hydraulic braking systems.

Start Date: 11/02/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 110 Automotive Brake Service I

Introduces the basic theory of automotive braking systems including operation, diagnosis, basic repair of disc and drum friction assemblies, and basic hydraulic braking systems.

Start Date: 09/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 120 Basic Automotive Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams.

Start Date: 09/28/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 120 Basic Automotive Electricity

Introduces vehicle electricity, basic electrical theory, circuit designs, and wiring methods. This course focuses on multimeter usage and wiring diagrams.

Start Date: 08/24/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 123 Starting and Charging Systems

Covers the operation and theory of a vehicle battery, testing, service, and repair of starting and charging systems including voltage testing, draw testing.

Start Date: 10/15/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 123 Starting and Charging Systems

Covers the operation and theory of a vehicle battery, testing, service, and repair of starting and charging systems including voltage testing, draw testing.

Start Date: 09/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various ignitions systems on customer vehicles.

Start Date: 10/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various ignitions systems on customer vehicles.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 124 Adv Ignition Sys Diagn/Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various ignitions systems on customer vehicles.

Start Date: 12/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 130 General Engine Diagnosis

Covers how to perform basic engine diagnosis to determine condition of engine including engine support systems.

Start Date: 10/14/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various automotive ignition systems.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various automotive ignition systems.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various automotive ignition systems.

Start Date: 09/16/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 132 Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, service, adjustments and repair of various automotive ignition systems.

Start Date: 11/10/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 134 Autofuel & Emissions Syst I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel emission control systems, filter systems, and spark plugs. This course also includes maintenance to Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) systems.

Start Date: 12/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 134 Autofuel & Emissions Syst I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive fuel emission control systems, filter systems, and spark plugs. This course also includes maintenance to Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) systems.

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components.

Start Date: 12/09/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 140 Steering and Suspension I

Focuses on diagnosis and service of suspension and steering systems and components.

Start Date: 09/23/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 141 Suspension and Steering II

Covers design, diagnosis, inspection, service of suspension, and steering systems used on light trucks and automobiles including power steering and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) service. This course meets AST/MAST requirements.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 150 Manual Drive Train & Axle Maintenan

Covers the operating principles and repair procedures relating to axle-shafts, propeller shafts, and universal joints.

Start Date: 09/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 151 Man Trans/Transaxles&Clutch I

Focuses on the diagnosis and repair of automotive manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, and related components.

Start Date: 09/22/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 152 Man Trans/Transaxles/Clutch II Clutches II

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of automotive differentials, four wheel and all-wheel drive units.

Start Date: 10/07/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 161 Engine Repair & Rebuild

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the disassembly, diagnosis and reassembly of the automotive engine. Topics include the diagnostic and repair procedures for the engine block and head assemblies.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 161 Engine Repair & Rebuild

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the disassembly, diagnosis and reassembly of the automotive engine. Topics include the diagnostic and repair procedures for the engine block and head assemblies.

Start Date: 11/03/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

Continues to build upon the principles that are expected to be understood by students.

Start Date: 12/08/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

Continues to build upon the principles that are expected to be understood by students.

Start Date: 12/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 170 Laboratory Experience I

Continues to build upon the principles that are expected to be understood by students.

Start Date: 12/09/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 210 Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems ems

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems.

Start Date: 11/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 210 Auto Pwr/ABS Brake Systems ems

Covers the operation and theory of the modern automotive braking systems including the operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of the anti-lock braking systems and power assist units. This course also covers the machining operations of today's automobile brake systems.

Start Date: 09/29/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 221 Auto/Diesel Body Electrical al

Provides a comprehensive study of the theory, operation, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle accessories.

Start Date: 10/21/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 233 Auto Fuel Inject/Emissions II

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of electronic fuel injection systems and modern exhaust systems.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 233 Auto Fuel Inject/Emissions II

Focuses on lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and repair of electronic fuel injection systems and modern exhaust systems.

Start Date: 09/01/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 235 Driveability and Diagnosis

Focuses on diagnostic techniques and the use of diagnostic scan tools, oscilloscopes, lab scopes, multi-meters, and gas analyzers.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 235 Driveability and Diagnosis

Focuses on diagnostic techniques and the use of diagnostic scan tools, oscilloscopes, lab scopes, multi-meters, and gas analyzers.

Start Date: 10/08/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 236 Adv. Drivability Diagnosis/Repair

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the inspection, testing and repair of typical computerized engine control systems on customer vehicles

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Steven Garcia
ASE 236 Adv. Drivability Diagnosis/Repair

Focuses on lecture and laboratory experiences in the inspection, testing and repair of typical computerized engine control systems on customer vehicles

Start Date: 10/26/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 250 Auto Trans/Transaxle Service rvice

Focuses on practical methods of maintaining, servicing, and performing minor adjustments on an automatic transmission and transaxle.

Start Date: 09/23/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 251 Auto Trans/Transaxle Repair le Repair

Covers diagnosis, principles of hydraulics, principles of electronic components, power flow, theory of operation including removal, installation, and replacement of transmission/transaxle and components.

Start Date: 09/30/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
ASE 265 HVAC Systems

Emphasizes lecture and related laboratory experiences in the diagnosis and service of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components.

Start Date: 08/17/2020
Instructor: Ismael Esparza
EMILY’S STORIES


"Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience."

Chansoth Sen is a recent graduate of our English and Cosmetology programs. Chansoth first moved to the US in 2009 from Cambodia and came to Emily Griffith to improve her English. “My English was very bad when I started school and I was shy when I have to speak,” she explains. 

She worked her way through English classes and then began working on her certificate in Cosmetology. Chansoth worked closely with our ELA and Career Services navigation team to plan and achieve her academic and career goals. She plans to work in a salon to gain experience until she can open her own salon here and in Cambodia. 

Chansoth encourages others to come study at Emily Griffith. “You are never too late to go to school and become who you want to be. If you work hard, you can accomplish all of your goals. Come study at Emily Griffith because the teachers are amazing and you will have a great experience.”

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