Refrigeration and HVAC Technology

When Energy Efficiency is Your Passion

If you want to know how we keep our homes and offices cool in summer and warm in winter in an energy efficient manner, HVAC Technician Training at Western Tech's HVAC School is for you. You will learn how to diagnose, repair and perform preventive maintenance on a variety of highly sophisticated pieces of equipment. With our HVAC Technician Training you’ll learn to work with residential heating and cooling units, commercial heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, commercial refrigeration units, sheet metal, and more.  

The HVAC training program incorporates modern industry concepts that tie in energy sustainability and weatherization. Through guidance by organizations such as, the U.S. Green Building Council, the HVAC Training program at Western Tech's HVAC School incorporates solar electricity (photovoltaics), wind power and energy management, providing students a more complete view in what is current in Refrigeration and HVAC technology.  Finally, an introduction to weatherization provides economic and enviromental effects of the inefficient use of energy in heating and cooling building. During your HVAC Technician Training, you will receive a complete tool set to use in school and keep when you graduate.

HVAC Technician Certifications

Training in EPA-608 requirements will provide the opportunity to test for this certification, as well for Safety Certification on refrigerant R-410A. Upon successful completion of your HVAC Technician Training, you will be prepared to register with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations and become a Certified Technician (required to pass background check). 

HVAC Technician Training Courses* Include:

  • Electricity
  • Heating Systems 
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Commercial Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerant Management

*This is a partial list of courses required in the HVAC program. For complete HVAC program information, please refer to the school catalog.

Potential Career Opportunities upon Graduating from our HVAC Technician Training Program

  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Technician
  • HVAC Technician
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • HVAC System Installer
  • Building Maintenance Technician

Associate of Occupational Studies

Program: Refrigeration & HVAC Technology

Length: 78 weeks / 19.5 months daytime or 98 weeks / 24.5 months evenings. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

This program is approximately 40 percent classroom training and 60 percent hands-on training.

With our Refrigeration & HVAC Technology you will receive training in: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-608; R-410 Refrigerant Safety Certification, ESCO/Employment Ready Electrical Assessment Exam and Texas Dept. of Licensing & Regulations Certified Technician Registration.


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Fully Equipped Classrooms

  • 14,600 square-foot HVAC & Refrigeration Lab
  • 400 square-foot Residential Wiring Training House
  • Sheet-metal fabrication room
  • Heat-pump trainers
  • Furnace air handler trainers
  • Package unit trainers
  • Commercial display trainers
  • Low-temp trainers
  • Medium-temp trainers
  • Ice machine trainers
  • Electrical motor control stations
  • Electrical wiring stations
  • Brazing/soldering stations
  • Compu-Aire system 2100
  • Commercial walk-in

*Located at the Plaza Main Campus 9624 Plaza Cirlce El Paso, Tx 79927


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Refrigeration & HVAC Technology

Tuition: $29,640.00
Fees: $100.00
Books & Supplies - Standard / Master: $5,643.19 / $6,297.02
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Full Time): 71.00%
ACCSC Graduation Rate (Part Time): 71.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Full Time): 90.00%
ACCSC Employment Rate (Part Time): 74.00%
TWC Completion Rate: 72.31%
TWC Employment Rate: 91.30%

*Tuition, Fees, and Books & Supplies are subject to change at the discretion of Western Technical College. 

Refrigeration and HVAC Technology (20 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $4,700.00


Refrigeration and HVAC Technology (25 Months)

Federal, Private, and Institutional Loans: $10,727.00


Refrigeration & HVAC Technology – Refrigeration & HVAC Technology

CIP Code: 15.0501 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
SOC# 49-9021.00       Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Mechanics & Installers
SOC# 49-9021.01       Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

SOC# 49-9021.01       Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

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