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Heating & Air Conditioning

The Heating & Air Conditioning program at Drake State examines the principles of heating and cooling air in controlled situations. The knowledge and applications of electricity and refrigerants are taught through problem-solving techniques to enable students to diagnose malfunctions and service/repair residential, commercial, and industrial systems. The Heating & Air Conditioning curriculum is designed to help students prepare for employment in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Heating & air conditioning earnings

Graduates of the Heating & Air Conditioning program may become employed as a service technician, facility maintenance supervisor, heating and air conditioning lab technician, or heating and air conditioning business owner.

According to Lightcast Economic Modeling, the median salary for a heating and air conditioning career is $48,886. 

Note: Salary ranges can vary widely depending on location and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

Earn your heating & air conditioning degree

Heating & air conditioning accreditation

Established in 1994, HVAC Excellence is a standards organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in the HVACR industry. Our organization achieves this goal, in part, by validating educational programs, tracking content mastery at each stage of an individual’s career, and providing educators with valuable resources to help them become more effective in their roles. Programmatic accreditation is a third-party, non-governmental, review of an HVACR education program that validates that the program meets the established standards required to prepare students for successful, entry-level positions in our industry.

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Heating & Air Conditioning Department