Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

There’s a toughness to the men and women of Chicago. You can see it in our eyes. You can read it on our faces. Chicago’s own Coyne College offers HVAC and Refrigeration programs for those who aren’t afraid of a hard day’s work.

Diploma Program

Hands on Training Completed in Less Than a Year

If you like working with your hands, have a mechanical aptitude and are looking for a career with a tremendous future, becoming a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technician could be a perfect fit. Demand for technicians with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) training is on the rise. As the world shifts to an increasingly energy-efficient, technology-based HVAC-R systems, and a construction industry driving new commercial and residential construction, will fuel the need for qualified technicians, installers and mechanics. Tremendous opportunities for people with the right HVAC-R training continue to emerge.

What HVAC-R Techs Do

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the temperature and air quality in commercial and residential buildings.

What You'll Learn

You’ll acquire real-world skills, get hands-on training and benefit from an individualized focus – all in a training program taught by industry professionals. You’ll learn to install, troubleshoot, and service domestic and commercial systems for a career as an HVAC-R technician. Coyne’s Chicago HVAC-R diploma program can be completed in as little as 42 weeks. Learn more about HVAC-R classes.

Career Outlook

Job prospects for HVAC-R technicians are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to grow by 21%, much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022. Learn more about HVAC-R careers. 

Choose Coyne, and You'll Have Access To:

  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Day and evening classes – we work with all types of schedules
  • Career Services and job placement assistance – we offer several professional services to guide you into your chosen career
  • More than 120 years of time-tested experience – we have thrived for more than a century because of our top-notch programs and skilled faculty and staff