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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, are conveniently located and accessible 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 two convenient training options through Independent Electrical Contractors, Chesapeake, 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. 

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