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2022 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

250 Colleges
$29,220 Avg Salary
$11,359 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate School for You

In 2019-2020, 19,871 people earned a degree or certificate in heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration, making the major the #12 most popular in the United States.

There are so many trade school programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Trade College Search has developed this Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. This report analyzed 250 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best undergraduate certificate programs for trade school students.

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2022 Best Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Undergraduate Certificate Schools in the United States

Check out the HVACR undergraduate certificate programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Award Taking 1 to 4 Years in Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling

Our 2022 rankings named Brownson Technical School the best school in the United States for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the city of Anaheim, Brownson Technical School is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

On average, HVACR graduates from Brownson Technical School take out $9,483 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#2

DeHart Technical School

Modesto, CA

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means DeHart Technical School is a great place for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Modesto, DeHart Technical School is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at DeHart Technical School accumulate an average of around $7,216 in student debt.

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The excellent undergraduate certificate programs at Perry Technical Institute helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration schools in the United States. Perry Tech is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Yakima.

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#4

Hennepin Technical College

Brooklyn Park, MN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Hennepin Technical College. It ranked #4 on our 2022 Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Hennepin Technical College is a small public school located in the large suburb of Brooklyn Park.

HVACR majors at Hennepin Technical College take out an average of $14,643 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#5

ITI Technical College

Baton Rouge, LA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend ITI Technical College. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the large suburb of Baton Rouge, ITI Technical College is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, HVACR graduates from ITI Technical College take out $14,598 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the suburb of Stratford, Porter and Chester Institute is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

On average, HVACR graduates from Porter and Chester Institute take out $13,118 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $167.

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St Cloud Technical and Community College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. St Cloud Technical and Community College is a small public school located in the small city of Saint Cloud.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at St Cloud Technical and Community College accumulate an average of around $9,749 in student debt.

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With a ranking of #8, Minnesota State Community and Technical College did quite well on this year’s best schools for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. M State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Fergus Falls.

HVACR majors at M State take out an average of $9,170 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#9

Capstone College

Pasadena, CA

With a ranking of #9, Capstone College did quite well on this year’s best schools for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena, Capstone College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Dakota County Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the rural area of Rosemount, DCTC is a public school with a small student population.

HVACR majors at DCTC take out an average of $12,559 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando ranked #11 on this year’s Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Casselberry, Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College landed the #12 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration programs. WITC is a small public school located in the rural area of Shell Lake.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at WITC accumulate an average of around $12,006 in student debt.

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#13

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, IL

ETI School of Skilled Trades landed the #13 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration programs. ETI is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Willowbrook.

The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $66, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Cincinnati, OH

Great Oaks Career Campuses came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Great Oaks Career Campuses is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Cincinnati.

After completing their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR graduates from Great Oaks Career Campuses carry an average student debtload of $8,148.

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New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts ranked #15 on this year’s Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of North Andover, NETTTS is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at NETTTS accumulate an average of around $13,554 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $100.

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YTI Career Institute-York came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. YTI is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of York.

The average amount in student loans that HVACR majors at YTI take out while working on their Undergraduate Certificate is $10,657.

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#17

American Trade School

Saint Ann, MO

American Trade School came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. American Trade School is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Saint Ann.

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#18

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, SD

Southeast Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #18 on the list. Located in the rural area of Sioux Falls, Southeast Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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With a ranking of #19, Charles A Jones Career and Education Center did quite well on this year’s best schools for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. Charles A Jones Career and Education Center is a small public school located in the large city of Sacramento.

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With a ranking of #20, Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools did quite well on this year’s best schools for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students working on their undergraduate certificate. Located in the large suburb of Groveport, Eastland-Fairfield is a public college with a fairly small student population.

HVACR majors at Eastland-Fairfield take out an average of $9,874 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#21

Metro Technology Centers

Oklahoma City, OK

Metro Technology Centers did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the large city of Oklahoma City, Metro Technology Centers is a public college with a small student population.

On average, HVACR graduates from Metro Technology Centers take out $11,019 in student loans while working on their Undergraduate Certificate.

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#22

Atlantic Technical College

Coconut Creek, FL

Atlantic Technical College landed the #22 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration programs. Located in the large suburb of Coconut Creek, Atlantic Technical College is a public college with a small student population.

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MIAT College of Technology did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration students to get a undergraduate certificate. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the suburb of Canton, MIAT College of Technology is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at MIAT College of Technology accumulate an average of around $13,397 in student debt.

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New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Rhode Island landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best undergraduate certificate heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration programs. NETTTS is a small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Pawtucket.

While working on their Undergraduate Certificate, HVACR majors at NETTTS accumulate an average of around $13,554 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $100.

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#25

Century College

White Bear Lake, MN

Century College came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools ranking. Century College is a moderately-sized public school located in the large suburb of White Bear Lake.

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Rest of the Top Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools

#27

South Central College

North Mankato, MN
#28

Lamson Institute

San Antonio, TX
#30

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND
#33

Pennco Tech-Bristol

Bristol, PA
#34

Del Mar College

Corpus Christi, TX
#35

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling Undergraduate Certificate Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
38 Porter and Chester Institute of Hamden Hamden, CT
39 Western Technical College La Crosse, WI
40 Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Nashville Nashville, TN
41 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
42 Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
43 Adult and Continuing Education - BCTS Hackensack, NJ
44 Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Roswell, NM
45 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
46 Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar, IA
47 Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology Wichita, KS
48 CET, Coachella Coachella, CA
49 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
50 CET, Colton Colton, CA

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration by Region

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Region
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New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration is one of 7 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 19,871

Related Major Annual Graduates
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 61,193
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 8,872
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 8,056
Precision Systems Maintenance 1,310
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 1,111

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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