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Basic Certificates in Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration

7,095 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 308 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 45% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2018-2019, 7,095 earned their basic certificate in HVACR. This makes it the 12th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HVACR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 10,745
Basic Certificate 7,095
Associate’s Degree 2,045

Earnings of HVACR Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for HVACR majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for HVACR students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in HVACR. About 97.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,917
Women 178
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in HVACR

The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 1,256
Hispanic or Latino 1,499
White 3,644
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 416
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HVACR Basic Certificate Students

There are 308 colleges that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Houston School of Carpentry

Houston, Texas
326 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston School of Carpentry tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Houston School of Carpentry awarded 326 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 11% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
292 Yearly Graduations
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Arizona College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. The HVACR program at Eastern Arizona College awarded 292 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

HVAC Technical Institute

Chicago, Illinois
205 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

HVAC Technical Institute comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at HVAC Technical Institute. Of these students, 2% were women and 79% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
164 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 164 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Ivy Tech Community College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#5

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
159 Yearly Graduations
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Lake County is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 159 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from College of Lake County.

#6

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
127 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Advanced Training Institute comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 127 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Advanced Training Institute. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#7

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
109 Yearly Graduations
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at MVCC.

#8

Summit College

Colton, California
105 Yearly Graduations
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 105 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Summit College.

#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
94 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Roughly 73,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from North Harris Montgomery. About 4% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
94 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Technical Institute is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Northeast Technical Institute awarded 94 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#11

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
91 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 10,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 91 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#11

Orleans Technical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
91 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orleans Technical College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Orleans Technical College awarded 91 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#13

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
88 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute for Business and Technology is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 88 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Institute for Business and Technology. About 2% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

85 Yearly Graduations
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Maysville Community and Technical College.

#14

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
85 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from CGTC. Around 51% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#16

Mayfield College

Cathedral City, California
80 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mayfield College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Mayfield College awarded 80 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 76% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
77 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Atlanta Technical College. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Atlanta Area Tech. About 1% of this group were women, and 97% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
77 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College awarded 77 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 32,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at San Jacinto College. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#20

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
74 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Wake Technical Community College. Roughly 21,800 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Wake Technical Community College awarded 74 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 1% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 7,095

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HVACR that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 22,948
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 5,134
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 4,304
Precision Systems Maintenance 422
Mechanics & Repairers 69

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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