Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning - Certificate of Achievement

This program trains students to work as HVAC technicians and other HVAC-related positions. HVAC technicians install and maintain heating and airconditioning units, which keep people comfortable in their homes, businesses and schools. Students will master advanced equipment and techniques to keep up with the rapid changes taking place in the HVAC industry. The certificate program is designed for students who are already working or want to enter the workforce as soon as possible. The program requirements allow students to graduate faster than those pursuing the A.A.S. degree. The courses cover every aspect of the trade to give students a comprehensive understanding of HVAC systems. The demand for skilled HVAC technicians is expected to grow in the coming years. The skills our students develop allow them to pursue many different types of HVAC-related careers. Our graduates work for HVAC installation companies, corporations, schools and many other organizations.

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Master technically advanced HVAC equipment
Install climate control and refrigeration units in homes and businesses
Repair and maintain installed units

Program Snapshot

In-district Tuition: Click Here
Out-of-district Tuition: Click Here
Credits: 30*
Average Salary: $44,560*
Graduation Retention Rate: 62%*

Possible Careers

HVAC service technician
Assistant installation technician
Installation manager
Refrigeration mechanic
Furnace installer

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

Russ Murphy
Department Chair for
Heating, Refrigeration & Air,
Electrical Trades, and
Construction Trades


Admission to Ozarks Technical Community College is open to all individuals who can benefit from its educational programs. A focus of the college mission is on the academic, career and personal goals of the student. OTC may admit you as a First-Time student just completing their high school, GED or HiSET requirements or as a Transfer student coming from another institution finishing up a certificate or degree. For more information, visit OTC Admissions.

Wondering how you’re going to pay for college? At OTC, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to earning a degree. Our staff will work with you to make a financial plan. To browse the resources available to you, see paying for college.