Find a cool career in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
(HVACR) industry! San Jacinto’s HVACR program is designed to teach you the necessary
skills required to become a state-licensed independent business owner, contractor,
Program at a Glance
As a program graduate, you can pursue employment as:
Industrial or maintenance technicians
Independent business owners or contractors
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer: $54,806
Whether you're feeling like it's getting hot in here or ice ice baby, we have an extremely cool program that's hot with interest. Learn beginner and advanced residential and light commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) knowledge and skills with San Jac's HVAC / Refrigeration Continuing Education program. Courses will help students gain abilities in electrical and mechanical controls and systems, refrigeration, installation, and customer service.
The Continuing Education Division at San Jac offers you a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning.
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Complete your training in the new Center for Industrial Technology. Training includes the installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial and industrial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating equipment.
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.
HVAC, AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, Certificate of Technology
The Certificate of Technology prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. This program builds on the Air Conditioning Technology Occupational Certificate to provide you with more advanced residential and light commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) knowledge and skills. This includes abilities in electrical and mechanical controls and systems, refrigeration, installation, and customer service.
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 36 credits for this certificate in three terms, including a summer term.
HVAC, AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY, Occupational Certificate
The Occupational Certificate prepares you for the AAS degree or Certificate of Technology program or to advance in your current career.Gain the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities to move quickly into the air conditioning and refrigeration field.
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 16 credits for this certificate in one term.
The content below shows a flowchart of the career tracks.
After San Jacinto College
Use your knowledge and skills to become a state-licensed independent business owner
or find employment with the many companies looking for qualified technicians.
You’re in Demand!
Air Conditioning Technology is one of the fastest growing fields in the Gulf Coast
area—probably because the greater Houston Gulf Coast area is considered to be the
most air-conditioned region in the world. As a graduate of the Air Conditioning Technology
program, you will enter a high-demand career with excellent earning potential. Here’s
what industry advisors have to say about the field:
year backlog for meeting demand
projected increase in HVACR employment through 2026
new jobs in HVACR through 2026
Our curriculum provides the basic preparation for entry-level jobs in the fields of
residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating with initial
focus on installation, troubleshooting, and service.
As students advance through the program, they will learn related topics of indoor
air quality, load calculation, system design, and industry code standards.