Harper College

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Start an in-demand career

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program at Harper College provides women and men from diverse ages and backgrounds with the training and skills necessary to enter the residential or commercial HVAC/R industry.

Get hands-on in the highly sophisticated HVAC/R Labs while working with more than 100 pieces of major residential and commercial equipment, automation systems and building control systems. Gain experience and proficiency with the support and supervision of highly qualified instructors in the field.

Earn a career-ready degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.

Professional certifications

Flexible program options


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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