Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

In May 2020, the average annual wages for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools


Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance


Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods


Direct Selling Establishments


Building Equipment Contractors


Centura College is committed to connecting communities and careers.

Proudly serving the Virginia Beach area.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) training will prepare you for entry level positions within the HVAC industry.

If you’re looking for a career with more hands-on time, this could be for you. Get practical hands-on instruction in installation, repair and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems, residential and commercial refrigeration, heat pumps, hydronics and many other areas and prepare to take the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification exam. As a graduate, career opportunities may exist with HVAC companies, builders and contractors, or other specialty companies.

Industry-Focused Instruction

We meet with employers to assess industry needs. Our small class sizes and simulated work environments are a chance for you to learn and practice your new skills. You will train closely with our dedicated and experienced instructors.

We give you the knowledge you need to succeed

Our dedication to your education goes past enrollment. We offer career placement assistance to help you with your resume, job search, and interview prep.