Collins Career Technical Center is Ohio's largest career technical center.

Program Overview

The Heating and Air Conditioning program teaches the skills required to install, repair, and maintain light commercial and residential heating and cooling systems, and obtain ESCO HVAC excellence certifications. This course covers classroom and laboratory experiences including, but not limited to, Applied Communications, Applied Math, Employability Skills.

Length of Course:

The Heating and Air Conditioning Program is a one year program consisting of 900 clock-hours with an optional 2nd year consisting of 900 clock-hours. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.

Job Opportunities:

Graduates are employed in various industries throughout the Tri-State Area.

Placement Services:

WorkForce Development Resource Center provides placement services to graduates of all full-time programs. A representative from WDRC is available to speak with each class before graduation to assist students with the registration process for job placement. WorkForce Development Resource Center is located at 120 North 3rd Street, Ironton, Ohio

** Costs are subject to change

Please read Admission Procedures
The pre-entrance Exam is required for the program - see Work Keys link for more information

If you are concerned about being able to make required scores and you would like to "brush up" on some of your skills prior to the pre-entrance exam, the Collins Career Technical Center's ABLE program is available for tutoring services Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Individuals with a passing score on all parts of the pre-entrance examination will be mailed an application packet for admission into the Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The application must be completed (in full) before the admission date (the last Friday of May) of each calendar year.

Description Hours
HVAC Semester One
  • Program Safety / Orientation
44 hours
  • Intro Basic Electricity
132 hours
  • Intro to Gas Heat
136 hours
  • Intro Carbon Monoxide
88 hours
  • Total Hours
400 hours
HVAC Semester Two
  • Refrigerant 410a
88 hours
  • Brazing and Soldering Intro
44 hours
  • Intro to Sheet Metal Intro
88 hours
  • Intro to Air Conditioning
250 hours
  • Electrical troubleshooting/Tools And safety
110 hours
  • Lab Shut Down / Clean Up
30 hours
  • Total Hours
500 hours
HVAC Program Total   900 hours
Description Hours
HVAC II (Optional) Semester One
  • Intro Electric Heat
176 hours
  • Intro Basic Refrigeration
154 hours
  • Intro Heat Pumps
70 hours
  • Total Hours
400 hours
HVAC II (Optional) Semester Two
  • Heat pumps
88 hours
  • ESCO 608 EPA
374 hours
  • Lab Shut Down / Clean Up
38 hours
  • Total Hours
500 hours
HVAC II Program Total   900 hours

Program Stats