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HVAC@SVHEC is a hands-on training program offering the skills and certifications needed for success in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC).

HVAC workers earn an average of $37,000 annually, and businesses in Southern Virginia employ more than 500 individuals throughout the region. Yet, many of these employers cite difficulty in finding work-ready individuals with the technical skills required for success.

If you're ready for a hands-on career in a growing field, HVAC@SVHEC is here for you. In less than one year, we'll prepare you to be a work-ready HVAC technician. Financial assistance is available.


About the Program

Real workplace labs and soft skills prepare individuals with the knowledge and certifications required for employment in Southern Virginia‚Äôs HVAC industry. Trainees may earn their NCCER CORE, NCCER HVAC Level 1, NCCER HVAC Level 2, and OSHA 10 certifications.

In-demand skills acquired include:

  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • Air Distribution
  • Basic Electricity
  • Refrigerants and Oils 
  • Compressors
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging
  • Heat pumps
  • Chimneys, Vents, and Flues
  • Basic Maintenance

HVAC training will prepare you
for a wide variety of jobs including:

  • HVAC Repair Technician
  • HVAC Installation Technician
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • HVAC Inspector
  • HVAC Helper

Program Eligibility

  • 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid form of ID
  • Attend one information session
  • Consent to a drug and background check
  • Complete ACT WorkKeys Assessment

Attend an info session

There are no information sessions currently scheduled. Call 434-572-5476 to schedule a one-on-one appointment to learn more


Contact Us

To learn more, please contact:

Jermaine Gooden
SVHEC Trainee Engagement Specialist
434.572.5476
hvac@svhec.org