Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration


This program is designed for the student to learn the fundamentals of how the electrical circuit and components work, how the refrigerant circuit and its components work and how the airflow in a HVAC system works. The student will learn how to measure and troubleshoot airflow problems and correct them.

More importantly, the student will learn how to diagnose the electrical circuit using the correct techniques and tools. The student will learn how to troubleshoot the refrigerant circuit and how critical installation and charging is for correct operation using todays tools.

The focus of this course is residential and light commercial HVAC with an overview of other fields for familiarity.

​This full-time program meets Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.


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Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,492.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician1296Diploma
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville:
1405 Madison St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160


First Trimester: 
HAC 0001 - Worker Characteristic
HAC 1010 - Technology Foundation
HVA 1020 - OSHA
HVA 1030 - Shop Safety
HVA 1040 - Refrigeration Fundamentals
HVA 1050 - Tools Equipment & Shop Practices
HVA 1060 - Electricity and Controls I
HVA 1070 - Installation
HVA 1080 - Green Awareness
HVA 1090 - Employment Readiness Exam
Second Trimester: 
HVA 0002 - Worker Characteristic
HVA 2010 - Introduction to System Service
HVA 2020 - Basic Automatic Controls
HVA 2030 - Motors
HVA 2040 - Domestic Appliances
HVA 2050 - EPA
HVA 2060 - Employment Readiness Exam
Third Trimester: 
HVA 0003 - Worker Characteristic
HVA 3010 - Gas Electric and Heat
HVA 3020 - Air Conditioning (Cooling)
HVA 3030 - Heat Pumps
HVA 3040 - Carbon Monoxide
HVA 3050 - All Weather Systems Exam
Fourth Trimester: 
HVA 0004 - Worker Characteristic
HVA 4010 - Electricity and Controls II
HVA 4020 - Commercial Refrigeration
HVA 4030 - Employment Readiness Exam


Air-conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
WIN Work Ready


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