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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

What it is

See the HVACR Lab

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 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

HVAC Excellence Accredited


Minneapolis College's HVACR program recently received the highest-level accreditation from HVAC Excellence- one of only three programs in the state to receive this status.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Obtain section 608 Universal Certification by the EPA for refrigerant transition and recovery.
  2. Interpret electrical concepts, procedures, and safety practices.
  3. Successfully troubleshoot and repair HVACR equipment.
  4. Develop communication skills with customers, co-workers and employers.
  5. Demonstrate necessary mechanical skills to install, maintain and repair HVACR equipment.
  6. Demonstrate the skills necessary to become proficient in the process of metal fabrication related to HVACR.