University of Northwestern Ohio

HVAC/R Technology

Few professionals are as in demand as those who know how to repair, install, and maintain heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration systems.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technology is a crucial part of our everyday lives. When problems surface, you need to take quick action. If you are considering a career as an HVAC/R Technician, then the University of Northwestern Ohio is the right choice. Employers require job candidates to have formal training and certification, training you can obtain at UNOH.

Our Associate and Diploma programs in HVAC/R Technology will provide the foundation for your career. Most of your training will be hands-on utilizing HVAC/R training aids, Novar digital controls, Simutech computer-generated simulation programs, and the latest technology in furnaces, air conditioners, and commercial refrigeration units. Plus you’ll have the chance to work with the local Habitat for Humanity organization installing residential heating and cooling systems.

To have a successful career in this occupation, you will need an education which provides:

  • A working knowledge of residential and commercial units
  • An understanding of government regulations for the HVAC/R industry
  • The installation and repair skills needed to work competently for future employers


  • Service and Procedures
  • Refrigeration Systems and Controls
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Air Conditioning Systems and Controls
  • Heating Systems & Controls
  • Heat Pump Systems & Controls
  • Applications of Refrigeration and Temperature Controls
  • Solar and Wind Powered Technology

Important Facts

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

of HVAC/R Technology Graduates are Employed or Continuing Their Education

The University’s HVAC/R program has been fully accredited by ACCE; The American Council for Construction Education. The HVAC/R program has also been granted a 6-year HVAC Excellence Accreditation. As a student, you can gain certifications in section 608 and 609 of the EPA Refrigerant Handling Requirements and take the industry competency exams of the Air Conditioning Refrigeration Institute. This gives graduates a certification the employers are looking for.


The HVAC/R field is one of the fastest growing job markets in the field today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of an HVAC/R Technician is $50,160! Annual earnings range between $36,520 and $76,230 per year depending on your job title and location of employment. Also according to the BLS, there is expected to be a 15% growth in the job market through 2026 with at least 49,000 new positions available for graduating technicians in the coming years.

Average Annual Earnings: $50,160

HVAC/R Technology Programs

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