Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration is considered one of the greater developments of the 20th century. The demand for skilled technicians is on the rise as the world continues to focus on energy efficiency. As a result of the expanding markets for refrigeration and air conditioning, along with changing technology, qualified personnel are needed both at home and abroad. The HVAC-R program at Seward County Community College is designed to teach the appropriate skills needed for this field. Students train with state-of-the-art equipment and learn techniques to diagnose, repair, and install commercial and residential refrigeration and furnace systems.

HVAC-R students at SCCC learn:

  • Residential and commercial refrigeration.
  • Basic and related electricity.
  • Theory of cooling and heating.
  • Blueprint reading.
  • Safety procedures and proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Installation and troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Customer relations.
  • By working with up-to-date equipment, such as Hot Box, a simulated air controlled environment, and Refrigeration trainer, a simulated refrigeration system.


Suggested courses and information provided on curriculum pages are not to be used in place of academic advisement from the student's assigned advisor. Students should always visit with an advisor before enrollment to ensure selected options contribute to the overall course of study, academic schedule, and student success.

Certificate of Completion - 10-Month Program

Suggested Courses:

  • Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 1 credit hour
  • Electric Fundamentals 4 credit hours
  • Electrical Controls I 3 credit hours
  • Electrical Controls II 4 credit hours
  • Heating System Fundamentals 3 credit hours
  • Heating Equipment Operations 4 credit hours
  • EPA 608 1 credit hour
  • HVAC Fundamentals 4 credit hours
  • Cooling Equipment Operations I 4 credit hours
  • Cooling Equipment Operations II 3 credit hours
  • Air Distribution 4 credit hours
  • Workplace Skills 1 credit hour
  • Air Distribution Fabrication 4 credit hours
  • HVAC Trade Basics 4 credit hours

Associate in Applied Science

Students can earn a two-year degree by completing a total of 64 credit hours. Visit with your advisor to discuss an academic plan.

Approximate Program Costs

Tuition and fees coincide with Seward County Community College cost per credit hour. Program costs are subject to change from year to year. Costs listed may not include all required course materials such as books or special course fees. All prices below include a $34, universal student fee.

2017 - 2018 Academic Year

Seward County Residents $94/credit hour
In-state (outside Seward County) $95/credit hour
Border State* $117/credit hour
Out of State $132/credit hour
International $132/credit hour
Seward Online (In-state) $142/credit hour
Seward Online (out of state/international) $150/credit hour
EduKan Courses, Tuition, Fees $142/credit hour

*Border State students include all students from OK, TX, NM, CO, NE, and MO.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information on financial aid, including scholarships and federal financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 620-417-1110

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program will have the opportunity to work in:

  • HVACR Technology
  • Independently Owned Facilities
  • Corporate Repair Facilities
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Installation and Service Technology

Program taught in:
  • English

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