HVAC Technician

As Wake County's population grows, so does the need for more qualified technicians to maintain the heating and cooling systems for residential homes and businesses. If you enjoy solving mechanical problems and have good communication skills, a career as an HVAC technician may be the perfect fit.

The median annual wage for HVAC technicians is $48,400 – or $23.37 per hour. HVAC technicians can be employed in a variety of places, from an HVAC repair company to a large corporation or educational institution with its own facility maintenance team. Some HVAC technicians start their own businesses or work as independent contractors.

Start your future today by registering for Facility Maintenance Fundamentals. The 160-hour course provides students with the principles of electricity, plumbing and HVAC. If you already have experience in the construction industry, you may be ready to enroll in the HVAC course right away.

Wake Tech also offers career pathways in Heating and Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Operation, Installation and Service.

In these pathways, you will learn the safety standards and protocols as you develop the skills required for entry-level employment as a technician with an HVAC company. On completion, you will be eligible to take the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Section 608 EPA Certification exam to earn certification.

You also could become an HVAC apprentice and start your career as a refrigeration technician, air conditioning technician or HVAC installer.

Industry-recognized credential(s): EPA Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Certification

Complete course in: Six months or less

Industry Recognized Credential

Financial assistance available

Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

Course details and registration information

EPA Refrigerant Recovery/ Recycling Certification Exam PreparationSEF-3001K71 available classes
Earning certification in a specialized area demonstrates your expertise! This course is for those with basic knowledge of HVAC who want to prepare to take the Section 608 EPA Certification exam and become certified. On completion, participants who are ready can register for...
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC)AHR-3131B21 available classes
The job outlook for HVAC technicians is excellent! Enter this growing field with this course, which covers heating and air conditioning equipment and components – condensers, evaporators, compressors, metering devices, refrigerants, and electrical and mechanical circuits. Yo...
Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) [Spanish]AHR-3131A71 available classes
¡La perspectiva laboral para los técnicos de HVAC es excelente! Comience en este campo en crecimiento con este curso, que cubre condensadores, evaporadores, compresores, dispositivos de medición, refrigerantes y circuitos eléctricos y mecánicos. Usted practicara con equipos...
Facility Maintenance FundamentalsMNT-3066A7
Facilities Maintenance Fundamentals includes a number of key concepts and applications that are designed to provide the base from which you can build a career in facilities management. This course covers the principles of Electrical Contracting, HVAC, Plumbing as well as pr...
Heat Pumps: Operation Installation and ServiceAHR-3131B7
Do you know that Heat Pump systems in any HVAC unit should be serviced at least once a year? This course is designed for students to learn components, heat pump cycle, service, theory, controls, troubleshooting and interpret heat pump schematics. Upon completion, you will be...
HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1APP-3200G1
This course introduces the basics of working in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and prepares students for entry-level employment as HVAC Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 1 is the firs...
HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2APP-3200H1
This course continues with instruction for working as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technicians at new construction sites and on remodeling and renovation projects. HVAC Apprenticeship Level 2 is the second course in the NCCER (National Center for Constru...
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