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About Program

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program provides occupational training to prepare students for jobs in the HVAC/R industry, including the green economy sector (energy auditing). The program also provides valuable skill enhancement training to existing HVAC/R technicians who desire to expand and update their knowledge and skills to advance in the industry. 

Students in the program learn the theoretical, technical, and problem-solving skills essential for employment and advancement in the HVAC/R industry.

As a Career Education program with an industry advisory council that meets annually and communicates regularly, we have developed an educational partnership with the area HVAC/R industry and we are meeting a defined need to provide qualified HVAC/R technicians and energy auditors to HVAC/R businesses that service corporations and homes in Ventura County and beyond.

Education Pathways for Students

  • two students receiving critique from the HVAC professor while fixing an air conditioning unit
    Air Conditioning & Refrigeration highlights
    Students receive hands-on training and expert instruction from faculty.
  • wallboard of tools for HVAC class
  • Career Opportunities in the field of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration


    Department Chair: Kevin Corse