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HVAC Training in West Virginia with School and Program Overviews

West Virginia has 14 colleges that offer HVAC programs. Learn about the programs, tuition info and program options for the eight largest schools to make an informed education decision.

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Essential Information

HVAC programs in West Virginia are offered at the certificate and associate degree level. These programs can be found at 2-year and other technical schools. Often, programs can be completed in less than a year, and some courses may be available in the evenings. Students get hands-on training through labs. Students may also need to complete a project or internship. In some cases, certification may be included in the program.

Ben Franklin Career and Technical Center

Ben Franklin Career and Technical Center is located in Dunbar and has an HVAC program that can be completed in 11 months. The program is offered during the evening and includes lecture and laboratory requirements. Students in the program learn about installing equipment, servicing and repairing components and troubleshooting parts and systems.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Based in Martinsburg, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers an associate degree in applied technology that features HVAC training. The program consists of general education requirements along with technical electives and an internship.

Cabell County Career Technology Center

Located in Huntington, Cabell County Career Technology Center offers an HVAC program during the day and evening. The program is 1,200 hours and ensures students have an understanding of air conditioning/refrigeration fundamentals, heating systems, electrical circuits, duct systems and tubing and piping. Students can also earn EPA Certification.

Carver Career Center

Carver Career Center is based in Charleston, and students at the school can earn an HVAC certificate. The program consists of 1,250 contact hours and can be completed in 12 months. Courses in the program ensure students understand how to handle refrigerants and install and repair HVAC systems. The EPA Certification exam is also part of the curriculum.

James Rumsey Technical Institute

The James Rumsey Technical Institute is located in Martinsburg and has a 1,200-hour HVAC certificate. The curriculum combines academic coursework with lab work and hands-on training. Courses cover topics in power tools, electricity, air quality equipment, gas heating and cooling. The program requires that students take the EPA Certification exam.

Monongalia County Technical Education Center

Based in Morgantown, students at Monongalia County Technical Education Center can pursue a 900-hour HVAC certificate. Students take courses and learn about domestic refrigeration, heating systems, fossil fuel heating systems, commercial air conditioning and advanced air conditioning. The program is certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center

Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center is located in Stollings and provides students with the education and training to pursue several air conditioning and refrigeration technology certifications. The program is ten months and features 1,080 contact hours.

West Virginia Northern Community College

West Virginia Northern Community College is based in Wheeling and offers an associate degree in refrigeration, air conditioning and heating. The program is 60 credits, and students learn about testing pressure, operating HVAC equipment and troubleshooting systems. Students take courses in air conditioning, duct layout, heating systems, climate control, refrigeration and welding.

Career Requirements

The state requires that HVAC professionals obtain licensure by passing an exam. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), HVAC professionals who work with refrigerants must earn licensure from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting HVAC Programs Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)
Ben Franklin Career and Technical Center <2-year, public; midsize suburb HVAC Certificate $3,470*
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College 2-year, public; small city Associate of Applied Science in Applied Technology $3,696 in-state,
$6,672 out-of-state**
Cabell County Career Technology Center <2-year, public; midsize suburb HVAC Certificate $4,900***
Carver Career Center 2-year, public; midsize suburb HVAC Certificate $3,345**
James Rumsey Technical Institute <2-year, public; midsize suburb HVAC Certificate $3,256**
Monongalia County Technical Education Center <2-year, public; small city HVAC Technician Certificate $1,050**
Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center <2-year, public; distant town HVAC Certificate $1,450****
West Virginia Northern Community College 2-year, public; small city Associate in Applied Science in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating $3,530 in-state,
$10,130 out-of-state**

Sources: *Ben Franklin Career and Technical Center, **NCES College Navigator, ***Cabell County Career Technology Center, ****Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center

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