Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Program

Diablo Valley College's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) program is a great option for anyone who is interested in a hands-on career as a residential, commercial, or industrial HVACR mechanic and installer. After completing the program, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary for your success in the industry. Read more...

Our HVACR Program offers: 

  • an associate in science degree - HVACR
  • a certificate of achievement - HVACR
  • a certificate of accomplishment - HVACR

In collaboration with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 159 and Plumbers, Steamfitters, Refrigeration (HVACR) Union Local 342, DVC offers a five-year apprenticeship program in HVACR. Apprentices earn a wage while learning, and are often able to continue into a full time position once the program is complete. 

You can learn more about the requirements for the degree, certificate, and apprenticeship in our catalog.

Meet with a counselor  

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule and appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you. 

HVACR certificates and degrees are generally not intended for transfer. If you are planning on transferring, it is important you meet with a program adviser or counselor to make sure transfer requirements are met. 

Career path options:

  • Heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer
  • Refrigeration mechanic and installer

For more information on possible career options, please visit the Career Center or schedule and appointment with a counselor. Please note that you cannot meet with a counselor or staff member until you are enrolled at DVC. 

Diablo Valley College offers degree and certificate programs in a variety of subjects. For a complete listing, see certificates and degrees.

Certificate and Degree Pathways

See what certificate, degree, career, and transfer opportunities are available.

Courses and Class Schedule

Learn about required courses and when our classes are offered.


Learn more about becoming a HVACR apprentice. 

Contact HVACR

Contact: Jeffrey Smith
Telephone:  925-969-2382
Email:  JSmith@dvc.edu
Office location: ET-124B campus map