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Online HVAC

HVAC School
HVAC School

U.S. Career Institute’s Online HVAC School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on Your phone.

Our Online HVACR Certificate School prepares students to sit the nationally recognized EPA 608 Type I, II and III certification exams. HVACR Technicians maximize the performance of HVACR equipment – heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. As a graduate of our online training program, you will know the procedures and techniques for installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining HVACR systems. Whether you live in a big city, small town, or rural area, now is the time to train to start making money in one of the largest, oldest, and most secure industries in the nation. New construction of commercial and residential buildings, along with the rising number of complex energy efficient, climate-control systems will increase the need for qualified heating, air conditioning and refrigeration installers and mechanics.

HVAC Technicians are in demand because the work they do helps control the temperature and overall air quality in businesses, homes and other buildings. Refrigeration systems that are climate-controlled keep us safe and healthy by making it possible to store and transport perishable items such as medicine and food. And with the increased priority on pollution reduction and energy efficiency, more HVACR Technicians will be needed to upgrade, retrofit or entirely replace outdated systems.

Our online HVACR Training will help make you an integral part of the HVACR team.

  • Your EPA 608 exam fees and preparatory manual are included in your tuition – up to $102 value†

  • HVACR Technician jobs are projected to increase 6% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • HVACR Technician professional salary – up to $53,920 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$79 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

What you will lear during your HVAC classes

What You'll Learn During Your Online Program to Prepare for your EPA Certification

In addition to earning your HVACR Technician Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, we help prepare you to become an EPA Certified HVACR Technician. Our online HVAC School is designed to equip you to sit for the nationally recognized Type I, II and III EPA 608 certification exams, administered by independent third parties. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all HVACR techs who handle, work with, or buy refrigerants must be certified in proper refrigerant handling. Also, some states require HVACR Technicians to be licensed. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step can help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your HVACR knowledge.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • Foundational Skills – HVACR Math
  • Tools and Job Site Safety
  • Fundamental HVACR Theory
  • Bidding, Finances and Records
  • Communication and Customer Service
  • Certification and Apprenticeship
  • Basics of Air Distribution and Air Quality
  • Electricity, Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration
  • Ethics and Legal Topics
  • Copper and Plastic Pipe Basics
  • Carbon-Steel Piping Basics
  • Troubleshooting

For the full course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. HVAC Outline

Jill Bear Instructor

HVAC Program Instructor/Course Expert

Dan Knowles

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified HVAC Program instructor After earning an Associate’s degree in electronics from Front Range Community College, Dan embarked on a multi-decade career in the trades, including 20 years as a welder/steel fabricator, 15 years as an HVACR Technician, and 25 years as an HVACR business owner. Dan also spent several years as a licensed electrical apprentice. Along the way, he found time to work for a season as a horse guide at a dude ranch! Dan currently inspects furnace equipment for large companies like Aerotek and Advanced Energy.

Career Outlook and School That Fits Your Life



Number of Jobs


Job Growth by 2032


U.S. Career Institute's online training will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a HVACR Technician in as little as four months. And our self-paced online heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration training means you can study anytime, anywhere. There are no in-person HVAC classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our HVAC program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for the nationally recognized Type I, II and III EPA 608 certification exams.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

HVAC Course That Fits Your Life

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

“The content was relevant and well presented. When I did need clarification there was always someone available when I called with a question.”

Kenneth C.

Online HVAC Tuition and Financing

Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our HVACR course is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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Q. How can I become an HVAC Technician?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, formal training through an accredited institution, courses typically cover topics like heating, air conditioning and refrigeration.
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Q. What does an HVAC Technician do?
A. HVAC Techs work on cooling, heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems that regulate the air quality and temperature in buildings and refrigerated transport vehicles.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as an HVACR Technician?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. The U.S. Career Institute HVACR Technician training program prepares you to sit for the EPA Section 608 Type I, Type II and Type III certification exams. Your EPA Section 608 Type I, Type II and Type III certification exam fees and preparatory manual are included in your tuition up to a $102 value†.
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Q. Does this meet my HVACR Technician state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

Q. What is the growth potential of an HVACR Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVACR Technician jobs are expected to increase 6% by 2032*.
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Q. How much does this HVACR Technician Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1239 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. What is the salary for an HVAC Technician?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HVACR Technicians earn up to $53,920 per year*.
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Q. Is this HVACR Technician Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as an HVAC Technician?
A. HVAC Technicians can work full-time or part-time—for yourself or for one of the many HVAC companies located in nearly every community.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this HVACR Technician program?
A. Skills covered in the HVAC Technician program include HVACR math, fundamental HVACR theory, communication, customer service, bidding and records, tools and tool safety, job site safety, certification and apprenticeship, ethics, air distribution and air quality, electricity, heating, cooling and refrigeration, copper and plastic pipe basics, carbon-steel piping basics and troubleshooting.
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People Also Ask

How long does online HVACR Technician school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced HVACR Technician program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to become an HVACR Technician, you can do it in as little as 4 to 6 months.

Is this the best online HVAC Technician school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online HVAC Technician school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. You are responsible for verifying state and local home inspection certification requirements in your area as it can vary for each state.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook at Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†Provided in the form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt(s) issued by administering body(ies), has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $102 towards the cost of the EPA Section 608 Type I, Type II, Type III certification exams and preparatory manual.