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Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology

Job prospects for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning are "excellent," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

"Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 28 percent during the 2008-18 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations."

The Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares graduates for a wide variety of occupations in the $150 billion dollar mechanical environmental sciences field. Graduates find employment with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospitals, custom design and new construction markets.

HVAC studentWe offer an associate degree in HVAC, that teaches you everything you need to know to start your own HVAC business. It includes Business and general education classes in addition to your technical requirements. We also offer five certificates in different areas of the business:  Controls Certificate, High Pressure Boiler License Training Program, Large Commercial Certificate, Residential/Light Commercial Certificate, and Test and Balance Certificate. See our Plans of Study.

If you're looking for HVAC training in Columbus, Ohio, there's no better place to get an accredited, rigorous and low-cost program.

For more information, please contact the Design, Construction, and Trades Department by email at or call (614) 287-5949.


Latest News:  Thirteen Columbus State HVAC students and two of their instructors recently participated in the annual charity event, “Heat the Town.” The event is sponsored by the Air Conditioning Contractors of Central Ohio and the Breathing Association of Central Ohio.                           

During the event, local heating contractors, wholesale supply houses, and more than 60 HVAC technicians and students helped 180 low-income families, veterans, and senior citizens with their homes furnace systems, making sure they have safe reliable heat for the winter.                           

It’s the fifth year in a row that Columbus State’s HVAC students have participated in Heat the Town, where they are able to help the community, receive valuable field experience, and network with industry professionals.