Engineering & Industrial Technology

Residential Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Service Technician - Certificate

Every private residence and small business needs the services of skilled technicians trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems. The Residential HVAC Service Technician certificate opens many doors of opportunity for HGTC graduates. The self-motivated graduate from this program has the technical training to work as an installation specialist, service technician, service manager, or sales representative anywhere in the country. This program is approved by the local HVAC industry through a program-advisory committee

To graduate, a student must pass the “Core” and “Type Two” sections of the EPA examination. Additionally, you are required to take the Residential Air Conditioning and Heating Industrial Competency Exam (ICE).

Credit Requirements: 32 semester credit hour

Career Outlook

This certificate prepares students to troubleshoot, repair, and install many different types of residential heating and air-conditioning systems. Graduates have the opportunity to work with State and Federal agencies, contractors, Fortune 500 companies, or to set their own course by opening their own company.

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • HVAC installer/mechanic
  • Refrigeration installer/mechanic
  • Supervisor/manager of HVAC technicians
  • HVAC systems sales representative

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

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