HVACR Technician

Career Diploma 7-11 mo
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HVAC Training Online

If you're looking for an in-demand career that allows you to make the most of your troubleshooting and mechanical skills, becoming an HVAC technician could be right for you! Through our online HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program, you can build the foundational skills for an entry-level career and prepare for necessary EPA certifications

  • Our HVAC Training online prepares students for jobs like HVAC technician, HVAC installer, refrigeration mechanic, refrigeration transporter, and refrigeration technician.
  • HVACR technicians are in-demand.
  • Prepare for required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, the cost of which is included in your tuition.
  • Snap-on Tools discount for students.
Self Paced

Save up to $165 Ends 11/29/2021

Cost of Program


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$59/month, Start for as low as $1

1-800-471-3232 (10AM - 6:30PM EST)

HVACR technician working on commercial air conditioner.

What You Will Learn

  1. How to identify drawings, technical diagrams, and specification charts required for installation and repair of HVACR systems.
  2. How to list procedures for installing, inspecting, testing, repairing, and maintaining HVACR systems.
  3. How to display good work practices, demonstrate care for the environment, and follow the law when handling refrigerants.
  4. How to understand and apply government and state regulations and guidelines to installing, maintaining, and repairing refrigeration, heating, and cooling systems.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

HVACR Training Online Career Outcomes

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers Average salary*







Penn Foster's accredited online HVAC classes are designed to prepare students to be job-ready post-graduation through online simulations, animations, and how-to videos. You'll also prepare and sit for the required EPA certification exam which is necessary for employers to hire you.

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.

HVACR Technician Student Success Stories

Our HVACR training students have found rewarding positions at companies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Electrolux, and Intel. Learn more about their experiences with the online training program.
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Jermaine H.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2021

“I needed Penn Foster to get my feet in the door of a career of my choice. Penn Foster helped with that in a tremendous way...”

HVAC Training Online Curriculum


  • 39.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 9 Courses
  • 23 Exams

In our online HVAC training program, you'll build the necessary skills and knowledge to become an HVACR technician on your own time, from home. You'll also prepare to sit for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification exam. Your online classes include:

  • Fundamentals of HVACR
  • Residential and Light Commercial HVACR Systems
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Commercial Refrigeration Systems

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HVAC Training Online Tuition

Penn Foster's HVAC training online is meant to be affordable for your budget. With payment plan options, you can choose the best one for your needs and get started on the path to becoming an HVAC technician today.

Option 1: Pay in full

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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

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  • Start for $1 down
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $49 down
  • Mail your payment using coupon book
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Our Proven HVAC Learning Model

Empowering you to reach your goals


  • No set start date
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-Paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Presentations and animations
  • 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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HVACR Training Online FAQs

How much do HVAC technicians make per hour?

Credentialed HVAC technicians made an average of $23.43 per hour in 2019, or $48,730 per year.* Salary and hourly pay for technicians can vary based on experience, the state you live in, and your employer.

Do you need a high school diploma to become an HVAC technician?

Yes. To work as an HVAC technician, most employers require applicants to have successfully completed relevant education like a career training program and many – if not all – require licensing to handle refrigerants. To qualify for admission to a training program, online and traditional schools require either a high school diploma or high school equivalency exams.

What is the job description of an HVAC technician?

HVAC technicians work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in buildings. Daily work can include installing, cleaning, and maintaining HVAC systems, inspecting and testing systems, and repairing worn devices. Technicians can find themselves working as a contractor on both industrial and residential HVAC systems depending on their employer.

Why become an HVAC technician?

If you’re looking for a career in a hands-on field that offers the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, an HVAC technician job could be right for you. Besides allowing you to use your technical and problem-solving skills, the demand for HVAC technicians is projected to grow 4% over the next ten years, adding 15,100 new positions.*


The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. "Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers." Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accessed April 7, 2021.

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.