Hill College Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program offers comprehensive training in one of the fastest-growing technical job markets by preparing students for careers in our community and beyond with three levels of certification and an associate degree in applied science.
The HVAC program is located at the Hill College Cleburne Technical Center in downtown Cleburne. The facility is a collaborative effort between the college, industry leader and educational partner Trane®, and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), a network of education providers and corporations that support, advance, and validate new and emerging technology skills. It includes three new 3,000-square-foot laboratories featuring the latest HVAC equipment for residential, commercial, and controls applications, enabling Hill College to advance state-of-the-art career and technical training.
Program graduates will be able to:
- Work safely and responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards that apply to HVAC.
- Identify HVAC equipment and system components, their functions, and their relationship within a system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electricity and their application in HVAC components and systems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the refrigeration cycle and the airflow distribution process.
- Read, interpret, and communicate technical information, including blueprints, diagrams, terminology, and processes that are used in the HVAC field.
- Apply troubleshooting skills, using appropriate calculations and tools to diagnose, repair, and perform maintenance on heating and cooling systems.
- Demonstrate professionalism and customer service skills relevant to the HVAC service community.