Best Online Schools for HVAC: List of Schools

Read about schools offering distance learning programs in HVAC. Get details about schools, programs and distinctions so that you can compare similarities. Keep reading to see if one of these schools is right for you.

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Engineering technology and technician training programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are offered by many schools, but distance learning options are limited, given the hands-on nature of the field. Two schools that offer online programs in HVAC technology are Ferris State University (FSU) and Excelsior College.

1. Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI

School Highlight: U.S. News and World Report ranked Ferris State University at #54 in its list of the best regional universities in the Midwest.

Ferris State University offers an online program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology. Applicants to the program should have a fundamental understanding of HVACR through practical work experience and must already hold an associate degree in HVAC technology or an equivalent educational qualification. The curriculum includes courses in contracting issues in HVACR, direct digital control, energy audit and analysis, control theory and commercial HVAC system design.

2. Excelsior College in Albany, NY

School Highlight: Private college, founded in 1971, and maintains a continuous-based academic calendar.

Excelsior College's online HVAC technician certificate program is designed for students at all levels of experience and education; the sixteen sections of the program each have six modules. Subjects include refrigerant handling and the installation, design and maintenance of HVAC systems. Students also learn about HVAC fundamentals, hazard communication, basic circuits, magnetism and transformers. Graduates of the program should be prepared for certification by industry organizations such as the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute and North American Technician Excellence.

Top HVAC Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Midlands Technical College Online HVAC Technician program requires students to arrange supervision of hands-on component Columbia, SC
University of North Dakota Online HVAC Technician program has open entry Grand Forks, ND

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