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6,896 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 308 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 44 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.7% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2019-2020, 6,896 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 11,102
Basic Certificate 6,896
Associate Degree 1,873

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 97.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,719
Women 177
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The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 181
Black or African American 1,173
Hispanic or Latino 1,460
White 3,648
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 389
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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
10% Women
84% 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. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 326 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Houston School of Carpentry. Around 84% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 10% were women.

#2

Eastern Arizona College

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

The 2nd most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Eastern Arizona College. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 292 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Eastern Arizona College.

#3

HVAC Technical Institute

Chicago, Illinois
205 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd 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 2019-2020 academic year, 205 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from HVAC Technical Institute. Of these students, 1% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
164 Yearly Graduations
4% 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. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 164 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Ivy Tech Community College. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#5

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
159 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
59% 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 2019-2020 academic year, 159 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from College of Lake County. Of these students, 2% were women and 59% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
127 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Advanced Training Institute is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 127 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Advanced Training Institute. About 3% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
109 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 11,000 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Moraine Valley Community College awarded 109 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Summit College

Colton, California
105 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 105 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Summit College. About 1% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
94 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Lone Star College System. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 94 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from North Harris Montgomery. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#9

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
94 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northeast Technical Institute. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 94 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Northeast Technical Institute. About 3% of this group were women, and 6% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
91 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Chattahoochee Technical College. Each year, around 9,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 91 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Chattahoochee Technical College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#11

Orleans Technical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
91 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orleans Technical College is the 11th 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 Orleans Technical College awarded 91 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
88 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th 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 88 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

85 Yearly Graduations

The 14th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Maysville Community and Technical College. The HVACR program at Maysville Community and Technical College awarded 85 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year.

#14

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
85 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 85 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from CGTC. About 2% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Mayfield College

Cathedral City, California
80 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mayfield College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 80 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Mayfield College. About 1% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
77 Yearly Graduations
1% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Atlanta Technical College. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 77 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Atlanta Area Tech. Of these students, 1% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
77 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 7,100 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College awarded 77 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 3% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

San Jacinto Community College

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

San Jacinto Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 76 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at San Jacinto College.

#20

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
74 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
24% 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. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Wake Technical Community College awarded 74 basic certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 6,896

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 20,717
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 4,405
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4,102
Precision Systems Maintenance 237
Other Mechanic Technologies 128

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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