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Instructor – Shawn Longan

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration prepares individuals as field ready apprentices on residential and commercial equipment systems with instruction on new installations as well as retrofitting of existing systems. Students develop skills and proficiency in troubleshooting through working from prints, schematics and operation manuals.

After completing the 1,050 hours of training, students receive credit for two years toward a three year apprenticeship and receive a Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program certificate. After serving a third year as an apprentice under an HVAC licensed contractor, individuals are eligible to take the journeyman’s test. Students may be prepared for direct placement as a residential installer, maintenance technician and A/C and heating apprentice technician.

Entrance Requirements

  • Enrollment for this career major is open to adult applicants.
  • Applicants must complete an Application for Admissions.
  • Enrollment is based upon availability of the program, satisfactory completion of assessment, personal interview, and proof of funding or payment arrangement.
  • A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for guarantee of enrollment for adult students unless the applicant has received prior approval from financial aid or sponsoring agencies.

College Credit
Through Cooperative Alliance agreements, many GCTC majors are eligible to earn college credit from Oklahoma State University-Institute of Technology.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program Cost 

  • Tuition (In district) – $2,625
  • Tuition (Out of district) – $5,250
  • Tools – $525
  • Certification Testing – $25

Additional costs may include books, supplies,  and student organization dues.


  • EPA 608
  • OSHA 10
  • (AHRI) ARI Industry Competency Exam

OCAS Code 9060
SOC Code 49-9021
CIP Code 47.0201

Class Start Dates

  • August 10, 2017
  • January 3, 2018

Schedule: Monday – Friday

  • Morning session – 8:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.
  • Lunch – 10:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.
  • Afternoon session – 12:30 p.m. to 3:25 p.m
 Courses of Instruction Total Hours of Instruction – 1050
Estimated time to complete (adult students) – 10 months

Estimated time to complete (high school student) – 2 years

Basic Safety 16
Working in the Green Environment 15
Introduction to Hand tools 15
Introduction to  Power Tools 10
Introduction to Blueprints 12
Basic Communications Skills 5
Basic Employability Skills 15
Trade Mathematics 64
Copper and Plastic Piping Practices 20
Ferrous Metal Piping Practices 20
Basic Electricity 92
Introduction to Cooling 35
Introduction to Heating 20
Air Distribution Systems 21
Commercial Airside System 15
Chimneys, Vents and Flues 10
Air Quality Equipment 69
Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging 40
Alternating Current 12
Basic Electronics 20
Introduction to Control Circuit Troubleshooting 66
Troubleshooting Gas Heating 44
Troubleshooting Cooling 70
Troubleshooting Heat Pumps 47
Basic Installation and Maintenance Practices 32
Compressors 45
Metering Devices 27
Retail Refrigeration Systems 20
Commercial Hydronic Systems 12
Steam Systems 10
Planned Maintenance 40
Water Treatment 10
Troubleshooting Oil Heating 10
Troubleshooting Accessories 32
Introduction to Heat Pumps 20
Introduction to HVAC 12
Troubleshooting Electronic Controls 27

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