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HVACR Technician

Program Details

Students interested in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning may consider Penn Foster’s HVAC Technician program. The HVAC Technician Diploma is conveniently offered entirely online. Students receive HVAC training from home, developing skills useful for a career in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. This progressive program trains students in the skills and techniques they will need for a career as an HVAC Technician.

Students begin by learning the Nature of Electricity and taking a Math for Trades course. Students participate in learning the tools and equipment necessary for an HVAC technician, as well as specialized materials and techniques. By learning about the refrigeration cycle, condensers, compressors, evaporators, piping, and refrigerant handling, the students are able to better understand refrigeration systems.

Students engage in learning about electrical systems and residential and light commercial HVAC systems. Students are trained in residential air conditioning, gas-fired heating systems, and heat pumps. Students should become versed in Building Construction and Ventilation System Basics, learning advanced concepts of commercial HVAC systems.

The final set is sent to the student after all of the program requirements have been met and the financial understanding has been met. In the Graduation Set, students practice HVAC troubleshooting. HVAC Technicians have found employment at food store chains, gas utility companies, and school systems.

Prospective students interested in pursuing the HVAC Technician Diploma program can apply on the Penn Foster website by filling out an online application.

Accreditation & Licensing

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.