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Basic Certificates in Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration

6,566 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 303 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 46% 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 2020-2021, 6,566 basic certificates were awarded to HVACR majors. 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 11,135
Basic Certificate 6,566
Associate Degree 1,893

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

The data on debt ranges for HVACR majors who have their basic certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in HVACR. About 96.8% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,353
Women 213
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The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 191
Black or African American 1,068
Hispanic or Latino 1,515
White 3,323
International Students 52
Other Races/Ethnicities 417
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There are 303 colleges that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
207 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HVACR students seekinga basic certificate is Lone Star College System. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Lone Star College System awarded 207 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#2

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
144 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 144 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Chattahoochee Technical College. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#3

The Refrigeration School

Phoenix, Arizona
142 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Refrigeration School comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at The Refrigeration School awarded 142 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
136 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
26% 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. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 136 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 8% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
133 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of Lake County is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 133 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from College of Lake County. Of these students, 8% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
129 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville awarded 129 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 1% were women and 63% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
128 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Advanced Training Institute. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 128 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Advanced Training Institute. About 2% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
113 Yearly Graduations
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 113 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Wake Technical Community College.

#9

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
100 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Institute for Business and Technology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Institute for Business and Technology awarded 100 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Summit College

Colton, California
99 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Summit College. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Summit College awarded 99 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
97 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Central Georgia Technical College. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 97 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 52% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#11

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
97 Yearly Graduations
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Moraine Valley Community College. The HVACR program at Moraine Valley Community College awarded 97 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year.

#13

Tulsa Welding School-Houston

Houston, Texas
95 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tulsa Welding School-Houston. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Tulsa Welding School-Houston awarded 95 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

HVAC Technical Institute

Chicago, Illinois
95 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is HVAC Technical Institute. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 95 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from HVAC Technical Institute. Of these students, 1% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina
89 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnston Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Roughly 4,100 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Johnston Community College awarded 89 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
78 Yearly Graduations
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

El Centro College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. The HVACR program at El Centro College awarded 78 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year.

75 Yearly Graduations
8% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College awarded 75 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#18

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina
74 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Coastal Carolina Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Coastal Carolina Community College awarded 74 basic certificates during the 2020-2021 school year. About 15% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
72 Yearly Graduations
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northeast Technical Institute comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 72 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Northeast Technical Institute.

#20

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
71 Yearly Graduations
99% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta Technical College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. During the 2020-2021 academic year, 71 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Atlanta Area Tech.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 6,566

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 18,225
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 4,376
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4,342
Precision Systems Maintenance 289
Other Mechanic Technologies 237

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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