Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Program


Darrell Smith
Division Chair - Industrial & Engineering Technology
(940) 668-7731, ext. 4426
ddsmith@nctc.edu

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) is considered a high-demand occupation throughout Texas. HVAC technicians install and maintain heating and air conditioning units and may work for a general contractor, in building maintenance, for companies that build the HVAC units, and in sales of HVAC equipment. HVAC technicians should display manual dexterity, be able to apply concepts to real-life situations, and develop good customer service habits.

Beginning HVAC students can earn an EPA 608 Certification, which will enable them to handle freon and dispose and recover refrigerants. North Central Texas College is recognized as an HVAC training site with the Texas Department of License and Regulation.

Beginning HVAC technicians can expect to earn between $15 and $18 per hour.  Advanced HVAC Technicians can earn a contractor's license after completing four years in the field as a technician. With an HVAC contractor license, they can start their own business, or work as an advanced technician making between $20 and $30 per hour.