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Refrigeration & HVAC Technician

Refrigeration & HVAC Technician Training Program

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Enjoy a hands-on career where you make people feel comfortable in their environment.

At IntelliTec College, you’ll learn how to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. You’ll also build professional customer service skills that will benefit your future success.

Our Refrigeration & HVAC Technician program is offered in: 



Program Overview

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree

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  • Program Length: 18 Months
  • Career Training begins: July 8th

Classes Start July 8th

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What will I learn?

Associate of Occupational Studies Degree

The Refrigeration & HVAC program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge for entry-level employment as a Refrigeration/Air Conditioning-Heating Systems Repair Technician in the commercial, residential, or industrial refrigeration and heating industry.

Some of the courses you will take:
AR-201 Basic Automatic Controls
AR-202 Electric Motors & Controls
AR-203 Basic Gas Furnaces & Safety
AR-204 Advanced Gas Furnaces & Codes
AR-205 Heating Fuels & Combustion Analysis

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Skills and Training

Hands-on skills students learn in the classroom and lab settings include: 

  • Installation and operation of electrical controls operation
  • Maintenance & repair of residential & commercial heating and air systems
  • Refrigerant recovery and evacuation
  • Operation, maintenance, & repair of commercial refrigeration systems
  • Diagnosis of pressure sensing devices of programmable control systems and the diagnosis of mechanical control systems
  • Troubleshooting of chilled-water systems & water tower systems & pumps
  • Customer service and professional confidence Installation of domestic & commercial water heaters & HVAC systems
  • Combustion analysis and blueprint reading

Refrigeration & HVAC Technician Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Colorado Springs | Grand Junction


What does a Refrigeration & HVAC Technician do? 

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers—often referred to as HVAC-R Technicians—work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. They may use blueprints or specifications to install or repair HVACR systems, inspect and maintain HVACR systems, and repair or replace worn and defective parts. Technicians may also connect systems to fuel and water supply lines or install electrical wiring and controls.

What are the job opportunities in this field?

  • Refrigeration Technician
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • HVAC Control Technician
  • HVAC Mechanic or HVAC Installer
  • Heating Equipment Technician
  • Facility Maintenance Technician
  • Environmental Maintenance Technician

What is the salary potential in this career?

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found at National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available at or visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

What is the job outlook for the next 10 years?

According to the US Department of Labor, job opportunities for qualified applicants with computer and electronics familiarity and good troubleshooting skills will have the best opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.

What are the typical working hours for this career?

The average HVAC-R Technician works eight hours per day during normal working hours (approximately 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or 9:00 am – 5:00 pm). During extreme weather patterns most HVAC-R techs are offered overtime hours during nights and weekends.

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