Degrees & Certificates
One of the most stable fields for technicians is HVAC—heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Residential and commercial buildings everywhere utilize HVAC systems, in both existing and new construction, resulting in steady employment opportunities.
You can prepare for a future in HVAC technology at Waubonsee, with our accredited program, comprehensive curriculum and internship opportunities opening doors in this industry.
Studying Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning at Waubonsee
HVAC at Waubonsee is a hands-on program, where students learn by doing in well-equipped labs and on real-world equipment.
Skilled instructors lead students through training on a wide variety of systems, and elective courses like wiring and industrial control systems enhance your education.
Our program promotes a culture of personal and workplace safety: students earn the OSHA-10 card; certification in the EPA Federal Clean Air Act, Section 608; and Ladder Safety protocols.
You’ll gain real-world experience through service opportunities, with student teams servicing HVAC systems, replacing entire heating and cooling systems and more.
Program Recognition and Outcomes
Waubonsee’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Program has been accredited by HVAC Excellence, a recognition of quality as well assurance that your credits can transfer to a four-year university program.
See what you'll be able to do once you complete one of our career-focused AAS degree or certificate programs.
Working in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Cooling
HVAC offers highly skilled and technical careers—as well as opportunities to grow through continuing education for new technologies as the industry evolves.
Waubonsee students leave our program with competencies that meet national industry standards.
Once in the field, HVAC technicians may specialize in installation, maintenance or specific systems, and may also work with other components—motors, compressors, condensing units and evaporators.
The industry promises a busy career with an employer or as an entrepreneur.