Heating, Cooling & Climate Control is a course designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a technician in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.  Students successfully completing the program will be given the EPA 608 Refrigerant Certificate exam.  This certification meets the Federal EPA requirements and is required for employment as a technician in the HVACR field.
    To complete all the required skills, high school students attend three hours per day for two school years.  

Program Instructor

  • Hanway

    Mr. Hanway has over 25 years of experience in industry. He received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration from Southeast Community College, Milford, NE. He has worked in several roles over his career from a Maintenance Mechanic to Facilities Manager of Maintenance. Mr. Hanway has also received his DESE Continous Career Education Certificate in 2015.

HVACR student

Areas of Study

    • Safety
    • Use of Lab Equipment
    • Basic Mechanical Refrigeration
    • Residential & Commercial Heating
    • Electrical & Commercial Refrigeration Diagnostics
    • Troubleshooting
    • Real World Skills/Environment

College Credit

    • Students may earn 14 hours of college credit by exam through Metropolitan Community College


    • Program completers can receive up to 12 hours articulated college credit from Missouri Western State University.

Career Opportunities



    Hourly Wage*

    Average Salary*

    Parts Salesperson

    $   15.24

    $ 31,710

    General Maintenance

    $   18.79

    $ 39,080

    Home Appliance Repairer

    $ 19.36

    $ 40,260

    Commercial Service Tech

    $ 23.43

    $ 48,730

    HVACR Mechanic/Installer

    $ 23.43

    $ 48,730

    Wind Turbine Technician

    $ 25.44

    $ 52,910


    $ 26.52

    $ 55,160

    Cost Estimator        

    Regional Sales Manager       

    $ 31.37

    $ 60.89

    $ 65,250

    $ 126,640


    * Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019

    New information is now available for Missourians looking for which jobs will be "hot" this decade. The report shows that youth and adults with an interest - and skills - in science, technology, engineering, and math have many bright prospects in Missouri. 

    The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).