Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Don't Let Your Career Go Cold!

This part-time HVAC/R program prepares you for a career in the climate control industry in only 18 weeks. Using the "learn while you earn" model, our evening class allows you to work while you're taking classes. In this class, you will gain the fundamental skills of installing and maintaining heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about climate control systems, those considering a career change, or those currently working in an entry-level position in the HVAC/R industry. 

Program Requirements:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Successful completion of TABE entrance assessment
  • HS diploma recommended, not required (Note: employers may require a high school diploma)
Tuition: $2,895
  • Fall: 9/10/24 - 1/28/25 
  • Spring: 2/11/25 - 6/24/25
Class Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Program length: 108 hours of in person instruction + 10 hours of online coursework = 118 total hours, 18 weeks. 
Location: BOCES 2 Career & Technical Education Center (WEMOCO) 
3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559
Dress Code: Long-sleeve shirt, long pants (denim or khaki material, no track pants, leggings, or sweats), close-toed shoes (no slippers or crocs); clothing with offensive or inappropriate language is not allowed; no dangling earrings, chains, bracelets or necklaces; hair tied back, trimmed nails

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and start the application process.

Employment Outlook: HVAC Mechanic and Installer, Property Management Technician, or Residential, Municipal, Commercial Maintenance Technician
  • For more information on HVAC as a career, click here.
Student Support and Academic Services
  • Access to student support advisors, who can provide career advisement and referral services  
  • Access to academic, employability, and interviewing support
  • Access to employer networks

What Will I Learn?

  • Basic Refrigeration Systems
  • Heat Pumps
  • Forced Air Heating
  • Working with Tubing and Piping
  • Basic Electronics
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Refrigerants
  • Electric Motors
  • Gas Fired Heating
  • Compressors and Metering Devices
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Air Distribution
  • Thermostats
  • Compressors and Compressor Safety
  • Air Quality
  • AC Systems
  • Domestic Installation

OSHA 10 General
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)10-hour training will help educate workers to predict, prevent, identify, and stop possible common worksite hazards and is required for many industry careers.

EPA 608 Certification
This certification exam is designed to educate HVAC technicians on various methods and refrigeration products, providing a safe and eco-friendly outcome with each service.

How Do I Enroll?

Admission Procedures

  1. Complete a contact card and register for an Entrance Assessment. Once you submit the contact card, you'll receive an email (check your spam!). Use the link in the email to complete your application and register for an entrance assessment.
  2. Complete an entrance assessment to determine your program eligibility. Your score on the assessment helps determine the level of support you may need to be successful in the program.
  3. Secure funding.Your payment options include:
    • Self-pay
    • Employer pay
    • Tuition assistance options available for those who meet eligibility requirements
Tuition Assistance options for this program include:
  • Funding grants available through RochesterWorks! for eligible applicants:
  • To be considered for RochesterWorks Grant Funding, you must apply:
    • Fall: 6/12/24 - 7/30/24
    • Spring: 11/13/24 - 12/31/24
  • Other options may be available on a class-by-class basis. If you are looking for more information, please reach out to us at 585-349-9100.

Get Started Today!

Complete a contact card to connect with an advisor, learn more about the program, and complete an application