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HVAC Program for Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Appliance Controls

Start Hands-on HVAC Training at our Heating and Cooling School

Career training so cool, you’ll get goose bumps! At Apex’s HVAC technical school, you’ll learn the skills to repair and maintain domestic and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems, as well as electrical controls, major home appliances and gas fired heating systems. During this training program, you will spend a total of 450 hours learning in-class and 450 hours completing hands-on training. By the end of the HVAC program, you will be able to troubleshoot and evaluate the performance of refrigerators, air conditioning, and appliance equipment.

Our school also prepares you to take the EPA Type 608 certification exam. To work in the HVAC industry, technicians who maintain, service, repair, or dispose of refrigerant-containing equipment are certified under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. View the list of our EPA-certified technicians.

HVAC training classes are available full time and part time to meet your needs. Classes start every few weeks. Contact us for more information about our school for heating and air conditioning.

Explore Our HVAC Refrigeration Classes

What can you expect at Apex’s school for heating and air conditioning? Gain an understanding of what our six courses will cover, from your first basic course through more advanced classes. Have a question about a heating or refrigeration training class? Contact us today.

  • Major Home Appliances: This course is designed to build a strong foundation in basic electricity.
  • Basic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: This class is designed to teach the basic vapor compression cycle and how refrigeration systems work.
  • Domestic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: In this course, the skills learned from both Major Home Appliances and Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning are applied to domestic refrigerators, freezers and residential air conditioners.
  • Commercial Refrigeration: Student will be taught how to apply electrical and refrigeration theory to commercial refrigeration applications.
  • Commercial Air Conditioning: Students will learn how to apply electrical and refrigeration theory to commercial air conditioning applications.
  • Advanced Commercial Refrigeration/Air Conditioning: In this advanced class, students will be taught how to operate and maintain a cooling tower, including cooling tower theory and piping diagrams.

HVAC Program FAQs

An HVAC technical school, also called an HVAC school, provides hands-on learning to students who wish to pursue work in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, appliance controls, and refrigeration. Apex’s HVAC training program offers classes that help prepare students for an entry-level position in the field.

What does an HVAC technician do?

HVAC service technicians install, repair and maintain heating systems, air conditioning units, ventilation systems, appliance controls and refrigeration equipment. Depending on their specific role, HVAC techs may work in residential environments like single family homes or multifamily apartments, or they may work in commercial settings like office buildings, hospitals and schools.

How long does it take to complete an HVAC refrigeration program?

At Apex Technical School, students can complete the HVAC program in as little as 7 months. Contact us to find air conditioning and refrigeration classes that fit your schedule.

Is financial aid available for HVAC students?

Eligible students may apply to receive federal student aid, such as grants and loans. Learn more about financial aid now.

Learn More About HVAC School

As a trade school in New York City, Apex Technical School has offered vocational students hands-on training for more than 50 years. Whether you’re local to Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island, Newark, Union City, Passaic or a surrounding neighborhood, our technical school can help you pursue your future in a trade. HVAC and refrigeration classes are starting soon—contact us to learn more about our HVAC program.