Automotive HVAC Essentials

Automotive HVAC Training

If you're looking to enhance your skills in the automotive industry, our online Automotive HVAC Training can help you prepare to take the next steps in your career.

  • Courses cover relevant HVAC training in industry knowledge and skills, like heating and cooling systems, servicing, EPA regulations, testing, and troubleshooting.  
  • Can prepare students to sit for the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A7 Heating and Air Conditioning certification exam, which can be a useful credential when applying for jobs.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Self Paced

Cost of Program


1-800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

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What You Will Learn

  1. How to understand the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), including heating and automatic air-conditioning systems operation.
  2. How to diagnose and repair automotive HVAC customer concerns.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Automotive HVAC Training Outcomes

Penn Foster Career School's online Automotive HVAC Training is intended for those who currently work in the auto repair industry or as a service technician and want to enhance their skills. The program can prepare students for ASE certification, but a certificate-level program alone does not typically qualify a student for employment in the industry.

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program. See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Automotive HVAC Training Curriculum

  • 2 courses
  • 3.4 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 3 exams

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 1 month
  • Average time = 2 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

In our Automotive HVAC Training, you'll learn more about repairing and servicing automotive HVAC systems and can prepare to sit for the ASE A7 Heating and Air Conditioning certification exam. Your courses include:

  • Starting Your Program. This class is your orientation to the Penn Foster Student Portal.
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. You'll cover the fundamentals of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), including heating and automatic air-conditioning systems operation.

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Automotive HVAC Training Student Stories

Graduates from our certificate programs have enhanced their knowledge in their industries, gone on to receive promotions, or start new careers. Find out more about their experience with Penn Foster.
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Automotive HVAC Training Tuition

Take the first steps toward furthering your industry knowledge with our affordable, online Automotive HVAC Training.

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Cost of Program


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  • No monthly payments
  • Credit card, PayPal, or ACH from bank account
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Our Proven Automotive HVAC Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Student Portal Help Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Automotive HVAC Training FAQs

Will automotive HVAC training help improve my career?

It can! The online automotive HVAC training is intended for students who already work in the auto repair industry and is designed to help you refine or refresh your skills. The program can also prepare you to sit for the ASE A7 Heating and Air Conditioning certification exam. This certification can help you stand out to future employers and strengthen your resume.

What will I learn in this program?

In our Accredited Automotive HVAC Essentials Certificate, you’ll take HVAC classes and learn automotive engine heating and cooling systems, air-conditioning systems basics, rules, EPA regulations, and safety practices for working with refrigerants, and how to troubleshoot techniques of automotive heating and air-conditioning assemblies.

Can you learn automotive AC repair online?

Yes! The program is designed with online learning in mind in order to help you learn the theories and skills behind automotive AC repair, which can enhance your current auto repair knowledge.

How long will it take to earn my automotive AC certificate?

Penn Foster's Online Automotive HVAC Training Program is self-paced and flexible, meaning you can complete the program on your schedule. With that in mind, most students can complete their certificate within 1 to 5 months.