Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration

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Curriculum Details

Arizona Automotive Institute’s comprehensive Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Basic Refrigeration program prepares you for a career as an HVAC professional. We combine classroom-style education with simulated on-the-job hands-on learning to prepare you for what a career servicing a variety of different types of equipment will be like once you graduate. With enrollment starting on a rolling basis every 5 weeks and programs that can be completed in 10 months, your dream career is in your near future! By the end of our program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the EPA Section 608 Technician certification.*

*AAI does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by AAI but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AAI. Therefore, AAI cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Systems
  • Heating & Heat Pumps
  • Refrigeration
  • Technical Customer Service
  • Business Communications
  • Equipment Repairs

What Does an HVAC & Basic Refrigeration Technician Do?

Still unsure if HVAC & Basic Refrigeration is the program for you? Let’s walk through some of the main tasks and day-to-day routine of what it looks like to be an HVAC & Basic Refrigeration technician.

Installation

  • Prepping and ensuring job site safety
  • Performing HVAC installs and removals
  • Connecting and changing electrical wiring
  • Testing for carbon dioxide and monoxide
  • Following complex blueprints

Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Performing diagnoses using diagnostic tools
  • Troubleshooting systems
  • Performing tests and analyzing results
  • Performing repair work while maintaining site safety
  • Verifying systems have been fully repaired

Customer Service

  • Listening and understanding customer needs and concerns
  • Clearly communicating the issue and solutions to the costumer
  • Explaining complex and intricate pricing
  • Accurately pricing out time needed for repair

Ready to Take the First Step?

Start earning your way to the career you have been dreaming of with our hands-on programs at Arizona Automotive Institute. Centrally located within the Phoenix Metropolitan area, AAI is the perfect place to begin your journey in skills-based careers. Learn more about our programs or schedule a tour to visit our innovative learning labs and campus today.

Employment Partners

At AAI, we want to support our students from enrollment to post-graduated. We have a number of employment partners to help you find the perfect job to start your career. Some of our HVAC & Basic Refrigeration partners are:

Ace Home Services logo
AM PM Heating and Cooling logo
Greystar Management Services logo
Hickman’s Family Farms logo
Hilton logo
Parker & Sons logo
Red Wolf Mechanical logo
Sonoran Mechanical logo

HVAC/BR Career Outlook

As growth for residential and commercial real estate rises, so does the need for expertly trained HVAC & Basic Refrigeration technicians. An education with Arizona Automotive Institute will prepare you for a career opportunity.

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Job Outlook

13% Growth

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Median Income

$48,730

What Our Graduates Say
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Everybody was down to earth and very supportive, and guided me along. I had a goal and we made it happen. 

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The instructors here at AAI are great. They have a strong background in their industry and are very helpful. They’re great to be around; I’ve learned a lot.

Are You Ready for Your New Career?

We’re here to help you for your dream career, not your next job. If you are ready to start the next chapter of your life and looking for the technical college that will get you there, Arizona Automotive Institute is ready to help.