Prepare for a career as an entry-level HVACR technician. Learn how to install, maintain and repair residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.Classes are offered three times daily to meet your busy your schedule.
Mornings, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Afternoons, 1-6 p.m.
Evenings, 6-11 p.m.
Certificate code: CE.HVACR-ENTRY
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What is the job outlook?
Employment of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians is expected to grow by 28 percent through 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. HVACR technicians in Maryland earn an average annual salary of $49,000.
What is the training?
Offered in partnership with All-State Career School in Baltimore, training consists of 16 noncredit courses with each lecture/lab course combination lasting six weeks. Courses are held at the All-State Career training facility in Baltimore and are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Total Hours: 960 (720 classroom hours and 240 lab hours).
What courses will I take?
Each classroom instruction course is coupled with a lab course. Students must enroll in both at the same time. All students must successfully complete OCA-390 and OCA-391 before registering for other courses. Students with little or no HVACR experience should successfully complete all eight courses to be adequately prepared to be an HVACR technician. Students with some HVCAR experience should enroll in courses that suit their needs. The courses include:
OCA-390 - Fundamentals and Electricity Part 1
OCA-391 - Fundamentals and Electricity Part 2
OCA-392 - Mechanical Controls and Motors Part 1
OCA-393 - Mechanical Controls and Motors Part 2
OCA-394 - Commercial Refrigeration Part 1
OCA-395 - Commercial Refrigeration Part 2
OCA-396 - EPA, Duct Design, and Load Calculation Part 1
OCA-397 - EPA, Duct Design, and Load Calculation Part 2
OCA-398 - Basic Refrigeration Systems Part 1
OCA-399 - Basic Refrigeration Systems Part 2
OCC-302 - Air Conditioning Part 1
OCC-303 - Air Conditioning Part 2
OCC-304 - Heating Systems Part 1
OCC-305 - Heating Systems Part 2
OCC-306 - Heat Pump Systems Part 1
OCC-307 - Heat Pump Systems Part 2
What credentials can I earn?
Upon successful completion of all 16 courses, students earn an AACC continuing education certificate. To receive the certificate students complete and submit the form to our office. The form and instructions can be found at www.aacc.edu/coned/certificates.
What will it cost?
$17,088 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees. Each pair of courses (parts 1 and 2 that include classroom instruction and lab) costs approximately $2,136 for Anne Arundel County residents. *Prices subject to change
What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 17 years old and have a high school diploma or have passed the GED exam.
How do I enroll?
Contact the program coordinator below to schedule an appointment, review requirements and complete registration. Use certificate code CE.HVACR-ENTRY.
Students who complete the two EPA, Duct Design courses will be prepared to sit for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Refrigeration Transition and Recovery Certification test, whose cost is included in the tuition. They will apply for the HVACR apprentice license from the state of Maryland at the beginning of the program.
AACC co-sponsors a four-year apprenticeship program with Associated Builders and Contractors. For information, visit www.abc-chesapeake.org.
AACC offers online HVAC training to prepare for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification exam, as well as Maryland HVACR Journeyman and Master exam review courses. Visit www.aacc.edu/electricial.
For more information contact Jim Wright at 410-777-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that registration for the HVAC courses will not process until Jim Wright is contacted or visited at AACC Glen Burnie location.