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Undergraduate Certificates in Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration

10,745 Yearly Graduations
$28,700 Median Salary
$11,253 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in HVACR is offered at 511 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 54 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.4% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2018-2019, 10,745 undergraduate certificates were awarded to HVACR majors. This makes it the 8th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HVACR is $28,700. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,125 and the high is $31,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HVACR is $11,253. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $13,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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The median monthly payment of a HVACR graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $117.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in HVACR. About 96.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10,390
Women 355
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in HVACR

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 241
Black or African American 2,565
Hispanic or Latino 2,563
White 4,345
International Students 41
Other Races/Ethnicities 990
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HVACR Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 511 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Southern Technical College

Orlando, Florida
242 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HVACR students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Southern Technical College. Each year, around 1,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 242 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Southern Technical College. Of these students, 5% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
196 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Vista College. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 196 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Vista College. Of these students, 5% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
189 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 5,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Around 74% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

182 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 182 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Porter and Chester Institute. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#5

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
155 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Charter College. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 155 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Charter College. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#6

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
151 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Apex Technical School is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Apex Technical School awarded 151 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 1% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Florida Career College - West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida
140 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - West Palm Beach is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 140 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - West Palm Beach. About 4% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
132 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ivy Tech Community College. Roughly 72,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 132 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from Ivy Tech Community College. About 2% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

110 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Florida Career College - Orlando. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Florida Career College - Orlando awarded 110 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 65% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

Blackwood, New Jersey
109 Yearly Graduations
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pennco Tech-Blackwood. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Pennco Tech-Blackwood.

#11

Institute of Technology

Clovis, California
107 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Technology comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Institute of Technology awarded 107 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 5% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, Michigan
106 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is MIAT College of Technology. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at MIAT College of Technology awarded 106 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 6% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

106 Yearly Graduations
7% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Tampa comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 106 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - Tampa. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#14

United Education Institute-Chula Vista

Chula Vista, California
104 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Chula Vista is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at United Education Institute-Chula Vista. About 3% of this group were women, and 66% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
101 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 73,400 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Lone Star College System awarded 101 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 5% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Tidewater Tech-Trades

Norfolk, Virginia
93 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Tech-Trades is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Tidewater Tech-Trades awarded 93 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#17

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
88 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 3,900 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Florida Technical College awarded 88 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

United Education Institute-Anaheim

Anaheim, California
87 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is United Education Institute-Anaheim. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at United Education Institute-Anaheim. Of these students, 1% were women and 64% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

UEI College-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California
87 Yearly Graduations
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

UEI College-Bakersfield is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 87 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from UEI College-Bakersfield.

#20

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, Illinois
85 Yearly Graduations
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is ETI School of Skilled Trades. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from ETI.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 10,745

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 28,245
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 2,963
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 2,367
Precision Systems Maintenance 569
Other Mechanic Technologies 217

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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