Full-Time Adult Classes

11-Month Program
30 Hours of Training Per Week

Graduates of the HVAC program are qualified for entry into the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration installation, service, and maintenance fields. This vast industry offers a diverse selection of career opportunities. Entry level positions include:

Course Description
The major units of study explored in this course focus on building a knowledge base and technical skills in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Students have the opportunity to earn NCCER certification for each skill set mastered. In addition students gain the skills necessary for developing a positive work ethic. The course is divided into 50% hands on and 50% classroom work.


  • Career Preparation
  • Safety
  • Leadership Development
  • Customer Service
  • Introduction to Construction Math
  • Hand and Power Tool Basics
  • Construction Drawings
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Material Handling Basics
  • Introduction to HVAC
  • Trade Mathematics
  • Copper and Plastic Piping Practices
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Ferrous Metal Piping Practices
  • Basic Electricity
  • Introduction to Cooling
  • Introduction to Heating
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery, and Charging
  • Alternating Current
  • Basic Electronics
  • Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Gas Heating
  • Troubleshooting Cooling
  • Heat Pumps
  • Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices
  • Sheet Metal Duct Systems

How much will this class cost?

JRTI is a public school. That means that our adult prep programs are very affordable.

HVAC/R First Semester Second Semester Total
In-State $3881 $2735 $6616
Out-of-State $4101 $2955 $7056

Opportunities in the Field

Installation Technician
Maintenance Technician
Service Technician
Control Technician
Oil Burner Technician
Air Balance Technician

Contact the Instructor
Becky Nelson

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