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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
& Refrigeration Program

Keep Your Cool with This Hot Career

If you’re considering training to be an HVAC&R technician, your career possibilities are endless. If you like technical tasks and are good at solving problems—being an HVAC&R technician could be a great fit for a new career. You’ll have the knowledge and experience needed to qualify for entry-level positions selling, installing, or maintaining heating, ventilation, or air conditioning equipment. Let us teach you the skills and procedures you need to start your new career. If you’re interested in a career as an HVAC&R technician, you’ll be certain to hit the ground running after receiving our broad and far-reaching training in the field.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Students Examining Units


Job Growth

Projected to Grow 13%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunity

Over 367,900 new jobs
projected from 2018-2028


Average salary
$47,610 per year
$22.89 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Enroll Today!
Start your rewarding career in the HVAC profession. Get trained and get opportunities. Contact us and learn more about the programs available today at our Bucks County location in Bristol, PA, and our Camden County location in Blackwood, NJ!

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

Vocational Students Examining Heating Components

About The Program

Throughout your program, you’ll learn and practice HVAC&R installation, repair, maintenance, basic design, and troubleshooting. Having an education in HVAC&R from Pennco Tech provides several advantages regarding job placements and opportunities for advancement. You’ll be trained in multiple aspects of HVAC&R, like electrical wiring and controls, and repairing or replacing worn or damaged parts and components, which can cause an unexpected system breakdown.

Training begins with introducing students to the fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration technology, including combustion analysis, unit airflow setup and check out, and a host of other essential basics. We feature facilities in Bucks County and Camden County that combine a methodical approach to not only servicing HVAC&R parts, components, and systems but also troubleshooting problems and issues with the equipment.

Pennco Tech offers an unrivaled level of instruction and education for our HVAC&R students and future technicians, just as we do in our electrical training courses and plumbing program. We provide in-classroom training, including the use of textbooks, software, and other resources, as well as provide hands-on training from our dedicated instructors. This means that a committed educator with several years of experience will be with you every step of the way, guiding and informing your training sessions.

As part of our comprehensive technical education at Pennco Tech, we provide training in basic safety and other regulations of HVAC&R repair and maintenance. In addition, we offer instruction in facets of the industry like gas properties and heat transfer to promote safe working conditions throughout students’ careers. We also offer specialized training in system evacuation, circuits, soldering, and pipefitting for HVAC&R students.

Other skills learned in this program and certification includes education in personal and environmental safety, responsible handling, identification, and use of all related equipment. We also feature instruction on basic principles of electricity, gas, oil, heat pump systems, installation, and maintenance practices in our classes.


At Pennco Tech, you’ll receive intensive, hands-on training. We also provide certification testing for Section 608 (EPA) as part of this program. That means, once you graduate, you’ll likely be able to get higher-level positions within the HVAC industry, and have higher earning potential due to your extensive training.

Recipients of an EPA certification, by campus, are listed in the document(s) below.

Our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Graduates Find Careers As

HVAC Technician

HVAC Mechanic

HVAC Specialist

HVAC Installer

Refrigeration Technician

In March of 2018 I decided to go to Pennco Tech for HVAC and it was the best decision I ever made. I’m so proud of myself for roughing this out and completing the program.

Corey G., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Thank you for all your help along the way! Install is tough but I’m learning a lot and I do really like it! Pennco gave me all the tools I needed to start my HVAC career.

Jason B., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

I love my job! Every day is fun and full of new things to learn. And Pennco gave me the knowledge and insight to be ahead of the rest of the apprentices!

Peter B., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

I graduated from High School and saw my older brother and his success. He attended Pennco in the Electrician Program; I wanted to go into the HVAC field. Loved school learned something new every day and couldn’t wait to get out into the workforce. Started working with Christian Heating and Air the day BEFORE I completed my program. I love my job and I love what I do; a new challenge every day and satisfaction of “getting things straight” for my customers!! Thank you Pennco Tech!!

Jonah D., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Program at Pennco Tech School in Bristol is the best school in the PA area! The instructors are very knowledgeable and care about the students. I got a great job before graduation. I highly recommend Pennco Tech School in Bristol if you are interested in a career in HVAC.

Cody R., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

“Thank you again for the call to Horizon, I am to start my Career on Monday. From Pennco Tech to Horizon!!. Pennco Tech Bristol, #1!”

Donte W., Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

“I excelled in my hands-on training and the guys looked to me for help because women have the brains to get it done!”

Janiquea Gary - HVAC Program