Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration


Jobs in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) are projected to grow by 34% by 2020 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As one of the fastest growing job areas in the country, there are excellent employment opportunities available for graduates of this certificate program. This nine-month, 800-hour, full-time day or evening certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to become successful HVAC&R technicians. Today’s HVAC&R Technician needs to be EPA certified. BFIT’s HVAC&R program provides test preparation for the EPA certification.  In addition, we also offer an R-410 A certificate and 10-hour OSHA Safety certificate, upon successful completion.


Certificate in HVAC&R

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What will you learn?

  • Principles of refrigerants
  • Solder and braze pipes, fittings
  • Flare and swage tubing
  • Troubleshoot commercial and residential units
  • Test pressure and detect leaks
  • Get 2000 credit hours towards the Refrigeration Technician Examination and 150 hours of electrical code needed for licensure

Job Outlook

People with skills in computers and electronics as well as troubleshooting, communication and project management, have the best job opportunities.

  • HVAC technician jobs are projected to grow 21% in the next 10 years
  • Average HVAC Technician salaries in Boston are 26% higher
  • The average HVAC tech salary in MA is $56,000 a year or $26.85 per hour
  • The average HVAC tech salary in the US is $47,000 a year or $22.50 per hour
  • There are approximately 260,000 jobs in the US in this field

Career Path

  • HVAC&R Technician