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HVAC Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the courses taught at a leisurely pace?

    No. Participants should expect a fast-paced learning environment. Make sure to review the program description for the courses you are taking so you understand the content. We’ll do our best to make the learning enjoyable and a positive experience for you, but make sure you arrive ready and eager to participate and learn.

  • Are the HVAC programs accredited?

    Yes, MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, other accreditations may apply to specific programs.

  • Are there apprenticeship opportunities?

    Yes. MCC works with a number of local HVAC service companies who sponsor apprentices. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a position with a sponsor. The sponsor will provide the on-the-job experience and MCC will provide the instruction. Apprenticeship programs typically require a four-year commitment.

  • Are there prerequisites for the program?

    Yes. The HVAC program requires that you complete the Industrial Basic Skills Training class (ITP 100). HVAC classes must be taken in sequence.

  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes, MCC has financial aid available. Please visit our Financial Aid page for information on applying for financial aid, and available scholarships. Students who are interested should apply for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if they qualify. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov for an online application.

  • Is the training appropriate for entry level technicians?

    Yes, our program is designed for the beginner and provides the necessary skills needed for entry level employment in the HVAC service industry. Students enrolled as apprentices are prepared as journeyworkers at the conclusion of their apprenticeship program.

  • What are the training options for HVAC technicians at MCC?

    MCC offers a 30 credit hour certificate in HVAC that focuses on the NCCER standards. An Associate of General Studies degree is available and is particularly important for those students who wish to move into management or supervisory jobs within the industry.

  • When are the HVAC classes offered?

    HVAC classes are primarily offered in the evenings and some weekends. This is to allow students who are currently employed to complete the program, which takes about four semesters to finish.

  • Where are the HVAC classes currently offered?

    Electrical classes are offered in state of the art facilities at the Bullhead City Campus and the Lake Havasu City Campus of Mohave Community College.