Penn Foster Career School

Career Diploma: HVACR Technician

Penn Foster Career School's HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program is designed to prepare students to work with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

HVACR Technician

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

Program Level:

Career Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster Career School's HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program gives students the opportunity to learn about refrigeration and air conditioning technology, system evacuation, refrigerants, system charging, automatic, electronic, and programmable controls, commercial refrigeration, heating systems, and domestic appliances. Students are also given the chance to learn about AC and DC power sources and fuel systems while preparing for EPA certification. This program is designed to be completed in as few as six months. However, students can take more time to complete it if they need to.

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

Penn Foster Career School provides students in its HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program with the books, lessons, equipment, and learning aids needed to complete the program. Students receive a test voucher and registration for EPA Certification. Their graduation set also includes the EPA Air Conditioning Preparatory Manual, Multimeter and Multimeter Operation Manual, Residential Oil Burners Reference Text, and Troubleshooting HVAC-R Equipment Reference Text.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% APR financing, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for an HVACR Technician Career Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Learning Strategies
    • Introduction to Comfort Control
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Formulas
    • Nature of Electricity
    • Alternating Current
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Concepts
    • Safety Tools and Equipment
    • Fasteners, Tubing, and Piping
  • Instruction Set 4
    • System Evacuation, Refrigerants, and System Charging
    • Calibrating Instruments, Basic Electricity, and Magnetism
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Automatic, Electronic, and Programmable Controls
    • Types and Designs of Electric Motors
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Commercial Refrigeration Components, Special Commercial Refrigeration Components
    • Applications and Troubleshooting
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Basic Heating Systems
    • Additional Heating Systems and Air Quality
  • Instruction Set 8
    • Commercial Refrigeration Components, Special Commercial Refrigeration Components
    • All-Weather Systems
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Domestic Appliances
    • Chilled Water Cooling Systems
    • Lithium Bromide Absorption Systems

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Penn Foster Career School's HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program may be interested in continuing their studies by pursing an associate degree related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. This may give them the opportunity to increase their HVACR knowledge and possibly prepare them for advancement in the HVACR technician field.

Associate degree options include (but are not limited to):

  • Associate of HVAC and Refrigeration
  • Associate of Building Maintenance Technology
  • Associate of Plumbing and Heating Technology
  • Associate of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Associate of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Gas Technology

Career Paths:

Students who complete the HVACR Technician Career Diploma Program at Penn Foster Career School might be able to pursue entry-level jobs as technicians in homes, offices, factories, repair shops, gas utility companies, or schools.