Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Program Description

No matter how bad the economy gets, homeowners and businesses always need technicians trained in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR). Minneapolis College provides hands-on learning to prepare you for a high paying career in HVACR. Knowledgeable instructors will give you the training you need in an industry that is challenging and fun.


  • Minneapolis College's HVACR program recently received the highest-level accreditation from HVAC Excellence- one of only 3 programs in the state to receive this status.
  • Minneapolis College's HVACR program is active in Skills USA and has had many state winners in the HVACR competition and one National winner.
  • Minneapolis College has a Solar Energy training lab used for Photovoltaic and Thermal solar energy system training.
  • Minneapolis College's training lab also has a state-of-the-art Indoor Air Quality and ventilation-training house located within the HVACR lab.
  • You will receive classroom and hands-on instruction from certified instructors in the most advanced HVACR training lab in Minnesota, which continually updates equipment and curriculum to reflect industry changes.

Program Details

Occupational Outlook

People entering the HVACR industry are in very high demand, so pay and benefits are excellent. In Minnesota, employment opportunities are expected to increase by 16.2 percent by the year 2019, according to iseek.org. Often companies in this industry provide medical and dental insurance, retirement, paid vacation and sick time, paid advanced training and opportunities to earn overtime pay, and provide a company vehicle.

Potential Job Titles

  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Service Technician
  • HVAC Equipment and Parts Salesperson
  • Indoor Air Quality Specialist
  • HVACR Building Maintenance Specialist

Where You Could Work

  • HVAC residential service companies
  • HVACR commercial service companies
  • Gas utilities
  • Commercial buildings (HVAC maintenance)
  • HVACR equipment sales companies