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The HVACR training program provides a comprehensive education in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Graduates will be well-prepared to enter the HVACR industry and contribute to the design, installation, and maintenance of efficient and sustainable HVACR systems, meeting the demands of a rapidly evolving field. 

Course Details

The HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) Level 1 training program is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the HVACR industry. The training covers a broad range of topics, including heating and cooling systems, ventilation, refrigeration, and energy efficiency. Participants will gain practical hands-on experience and theoretical understanding to excel in this dynamic and in-demand field. 

Certifications/Credentials Earned:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn their industry-recognized NCCER Core Construction, OSHA 10, NCCER HVACR Level 1, and EPA Certification.

Training Schedule: 

This course is eight (8) weeks long as follows:

  • Job Readiness Training: 1 week, M-F 9am-12pm, virtual/online 
  • NCCER CORE Construction: 2 weeks, M-F 9am-4pm, (in-person) 
  • NCCER HVACR Level 1:  5 weeks, M-F 9am-4pm, (in person)

Skills Covered

  • HVACR installation and service techniques  
  • Trade mathematics  
  • Basic electricity  
  • Installation and servicing furnaces  
  • Service of cooling and heat pump systems  
  • Recognize deficiencies in air distribution systems  
  • Piping system assembly  
  • Soldering and brazing techniques  
  • Cut, thread, and join steel pipes  

Requirements / Eligibility

In order to be successful in this class, members must:
  • Have a computer or tablet with microphone and camera access (to take the virtual element of the classes)
  • Have access to reliable internet connection
  • Authorized to work
  • Possess basic computer skills

All members will be screened for eligibility prior to taking the class.

  • Must be a resident of the City of Houston
  • Must be 18 or older
  • No sex offenses on criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Low-to-middle income (must show proof of income documentation)
  • Self-certification may be required for unemployed applicants

Training Dates



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