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If you enjoy working with your hands and making people's home and work environment comfortable, there is a strong demand for well-trained heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians. AACC offers a number of hands-on career training programs in this field—whether you are new to the industry or looking to upgrade your skills. Our HVAC training opportunities are affordably priced, offer flexible schedules, and are conveniently located with accessibility by car, bus and Marc Train.

Job Outlook

  • Expected growth potential of 14 percent through 2024.
  • Expected average annual salary of $45,000. 

Training Overview

AACC offers three convenient training options through Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake, All-State Career School or Associated Builders and Contractors. Our short-term training opportunities can prepare you to start as an entry-level technician or to enter formal apprenticeship training which combines on-the-job training with time in school.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Long sleeve shirt, work boots, jeans or khaki pants.
    • No shorts or sweat pants.

HVAC Helper Training in Laurel

AACC has partnered with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and Howard Community College to offer training in Laurel, MD at the IEC training center. Day and evening courses are held Monday through Friday.  

8751 Freestate Drive, Suite 250
Laurel, MD 20723

Entry Level Helper Training Package 1

  • OCA-573 HVAC Technician Training - Part 1
  • OCA-574 HVAC Technician Training - Part 2

Credentials Earned
Upon successful completion of the training, students will earn an AACC Continuing Education certificate. Once you successfully complete all the course requirements of the certificate program with a passing grade or higher, submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate.

The two courses are offered at a bundle price of $3,990. Price includes tuition, supplies, materials and textbooks. 

HVAC Technician Training in Baltimore

AACC has partnered with All-State Career School in Baltimore to offer HVAC technician training. Training consists of 16 noncredit courses with a lecture/lab combination for 6 weeks. All courses are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


  • 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

  *OCA-390, OCA-391, OCA-398 and OCA-399 are prerequisites that must be taken at the start of the program.

Total program hours:  960 (720 classroom hours and 240 lab hours). Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab at the same time. Contact the program manager for a class schedule.

Credentials Earned

  • Students who complete the two EPA and Duct Design courses will be prepared to sit for the Environmental Protection Agency's Refrigeration Transition and Recovery Certification test. Cost of this certification test is included in tuition.
  • Upon successful completion of all 16 courses, students submit a Student Application for a Continuing Education Certificate to earn an AACC continuing education certificate.

Each pair of courses (part 1 and 2) must be taken at the same time. The cost is $2,140 for each pair of courses for Anne Arundel County residents. Prices are subject to change.

To Enroll
In order to register, you must contact the program manager. Appointments can be scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Town Center, Suite 316.

James Benton
Program Manager

HVACR Journeyman and Master Exam Review

Prepare for the Maryland HVACR Journeyman and Master exams. Study the International Mechanical Code. Learn the theory and service of air conditioning, refrigeration, gas and oil heating, and ventilation. Learn how to use an ACCA Ductulator and how to calculate heat load.

OCA-307 HVACR Journeyman and Master Exam Review 

For information:

Megan Stakolosa
Anne Arundel Community College