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HVAC Program (Air Conditioning / Refrigeration)

One thing is for sure, setting up and maintaining heating and air systems will always be in high demand.

HVAC program training equipment.

What to Know at a Glance


2 year associate degree (60 sch);
1 year certificate (42 sch);
1 semester award (11 sch)



Scheduling Options

Full-time; Part-time; Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

Main Campus

About Our HVAC Program

Looking for the path to a career that will ensure job security and a great pay? Texarkana College’s fast-paced HVAC program will have you entering the workforce in a short amount of time. Our dedicated faculty and staff work directly with students to help them graduate and obtain a great job. Explore more about this revamped program below.


Residential Air Conditioning

A study of components, applications, and installation of mechanical air conditioning systems including operating conditions, troubleshooting, repair, and charging of air conditioning systems.

Recovery Certification Prep

Certification training for HVAC refrigerant recovery and recycling. Instruction will provide a review of EPA guidelines for refrigerant recovery and recycling during the installation, service, and repair of all HVAC and refrigeration systems.

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

An advanced course in application of troubleshooting principles and use of test instruments to diagnose air conditioning and refrigeration components and system problems including conducting performance tests.

  • Critical thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Problem solving
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Customer Services

Possible Careers and Salaries

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers


Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Helper


Maintenance and Repair Worker


Postsecondary Technical Education Teacher


Weatherization Installers and Technicians


Tuition Costs

Approximate total program cost for a full-time in-district (Bowie County) student  is $6,700.

student spotlight

“A trade is an awesome thing. A job in HVAC can be so lucrative. Whether it’s HVAC, construction, or plumbing, just get a trade.”

– Antwyn Falls, Student

Program Contacts

Matt Lipps

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Program Coordinator

Thomas Holt

Director of Workforce Education

Contact Texarkana College to Get Started

Let’s start working towards your career in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration