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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology
HVAC is a part of our lives, so much so that 68% of all energy use is HVAC related.  Highly trained HVAC technicians are in high demand in diverse fields including commercial, industrial, residential, hospitals and now even energy related fields such as geo thermal and solar thermal.
Median Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology Salary in Indiana
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Annual HVAC Salary Range
$40,971 - $72,898
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2021).

Classes in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program at Ivy Tech are lab based with almost every class meeting having a hands-on portion where students will train and work on actual furnace and air conditioning equipment.  This lab allows students to gain experience in equipment installation, charging air conditioning units and troubleshooting equipment failures.  Our students will also learn about energy saving equipment like solar thermal, thermal storage, geo thermal, air and hot water zoning systems and HVAC building automation systems.  In some cases, students will be able to take part in community service by assisting local churches and food banks with their HVAC needs.

All HVAC instructors at Ivy Tech have many years of experience in the HVAC industry, and bring their real-life experience to the classroom.  Students will also earn several national certificates as part of their courses to add to their resume.  The HVAC program also work with an Advisory Board made up of HVAC contractors and other businesses to help make sure that what is being taught in the classroom mirrors what is needed in the field. 

Our Graduates

Graduates of the HVAC program are able to work in a variety of industries.  Our graduates are currently working in building maintenance, as HVAC contractors and stores, nursing homes, school systems, and almost every other place you can think of!  Since every person comes in contact with HVAC several times a day, the demand for highly-trained HVAC technicians is very strong, and almost every graduate leaves school with a job offer.

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Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Academic Catalog: Review the program degree requirements and course descriptions.


(21 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate
(31-32 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying for many of our Technology programs, we encourage you to apply for either a Certificate or Technical Certificate when filling out the online application for admission, even if your end goal is to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree.  By starting at the Certificate or Technical Certificate level you will be able to earn several stackable workforce certifications.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Completion Guide

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

Associate of Applied Science - HVAC Technology

Program Locations

HVAC programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.