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Undergraduate Certificates in Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration

11,102 Yearly Graduations
$28,700 Median Salary
$11,253 Median Debt
There are 511 schools in the United States where you can get your undergraduate certificate in HVACR. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 52% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.2% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

In 2019-2020, 11,102 earned their undergraduate certificate in HVACR. 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 11,102
Basic Certificate 6,896
Associate Degree 1,873

Earnings of HVACR Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in HVACR is $28,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. 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 96.3% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 10,689
Women 413
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The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 240
Black or African American 2,522
Hispanic or Latino 2,518
White 4,236
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,560
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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
8% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for HVACR students seekingan undergraduate certificate is Southern Technical College. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 242 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Southern Technical College. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 8% were women.

#2

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
196 Yearly Graduations
6% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vista College comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 2,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Vista College awarded 196 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 6% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
189 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. Each year, around 1,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia awarded 189 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 4% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

182 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Porter and Chester Institute of Stratford is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 182 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from Porter and Chester Institute. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#5

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
155 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Charter College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 2,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Charter College awarded 155 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#6

Apex Technical School

Long Island City, New York
151 Yearly Graduations
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Apex Technical School comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 151 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from Apex Technical School.

#7

Florida Career College - West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida
140 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - West Palm Beach comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 140 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - West Palm Beach. About 2% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
132 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 63,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 132 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Ivy Tech Community College. About 1% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

110 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida Career College - Orlando is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Florida Career College - Orlando awarded 110 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 3% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Pennco Tech-Blackwood

Blackwood, New Jersey
109 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennco Tech-Blackwood comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 109 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Pennco Tech-Blackwood. Of these students, 4% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Institute of Technology

Clovis, California
107 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
56% 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 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Institute of Technology awarded 107 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#12

MIAT College of Technology

Canton, Michigan
106 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MIAT College of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 106 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from MIAT College of Technology. About 2% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

106 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
36% 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 700 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 106 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Florida Career College - Tampa. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#14

United Education Institute-Chula Vista

Chula Vista, California
104 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
46% 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 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 104 people received their undergraduate certificate in HVACR from United Education Institute-Chula Vista. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 4% were women.

#15

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
101 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 70,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Lone Star College System awarded 101 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 3% were women.

#16

Tidewater Tech-Trades

Norfolk, Virginia
93 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tidewater Tech-Trades is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in HVACR. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Tidewater Tech-Trades awarded 93 undergraduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#18

United Education Institute-Anaheim

Anaheim, California
87 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

United Education Institute-Anaheim comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Roughly 800 attend the school each year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at United Education Institute-Anaheim. Of these students, 4% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

UEI College-Bakersfield

Bakersfield, California
87 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is UEI College-Bakersfield. Each year, around 1,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 87 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at UEI College-Bakersfield. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

#20

ETI School of Skilled Trades

Willowbrook, Illinois
85 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

ETI School of Skilled Trades comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 85 undergraduate certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at ETI. Of these students, 2% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

HVACR Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Heating, Ventilation, Air & Cooling 11,102

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 27,017
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 2,836
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 2,227
Precision Systems Maintenance 476
Other Mechanic Technologies 234

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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