Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


New technology, the demand for service in this field, and ever-changing indoor air quality standards have created a major demand for knowledgeable, trained individuals. The future looks bright for those with training in the related fields of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) HVAC program prepares students for entry level employment in this service industry. Students learn to use logical step-by-step diagnostic procedures in installation and repair. They also master the use and care of basic tools and equipment. They learn to operate by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and safety standards set by Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

Enrollment: A class of 12 students selected will be considered for the HVAC cohort. The cohort class will be selected every two years. The student cohort group consists of students seeking a two year Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS). The program is two (2) years in length. Enrollment in summer school is optional for obtaining the general education requirements. View the application process and limited enrollment program information under Admission to Turtle Mountain Community College in the TMCC Catalog.

Background in these areas beneficial

  • Basic math and geometry
  • Basic knowledge of drafting & blueprint reading


There are no special requirements for admission into these programs. Please refer to the TMCC Admission section for future students.
[TMCC Admission Information]


(Suggested Sequence)

Course Descriptions (197 KB PDF)

HVAC Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) – 66 Credits

General Education Requirements

  • MATH 111  Algebra I or Higher (3 credits)
  • ENGL 110   Comp I (3 credits)
  • COMM 110   Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • CSCI 101   Introduction to Computers (3 credits)
  • ARTS/HUMM   Elective (3 credit)
  • HPER   Wellness Elective (1 credit)

Total Credits (16)


  • HVAC 101  Introduction to Heating, Ventilation & Air (3)
  • HVAC 103  Air Conditioning Theory & Components (4)
  • HVAC 104  Heating Theory & Components (4)
  • HVAC 107  Indoor Air Quality Solutions (4)
  • HVAC 108  Residential Oil Burners (3)
  • HVAC 109  Residential Gas Burners (3)
  • HVAC 110  HVAC/R Electricity & Controls I (2)
  • HVAC 111  HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance (4)
  • HVAC 112  HVAC/R Electricity & Controls II (2)
  • HVAC 114  Heating Systems Service & Troubleshooting (5)
  • HVAC 213  Air Conditioning Systems Service & Troubleshooting (5)
  • SMTL 115   Introduction to Sheet Metal (3)
  • SMTL 116   Sheet Metal Layout, Fabrication & Installation I (3)
  • SMTL 117   Sheet Metal Layout, Fabrication & Installation II (2)
  • REFG 216   Residential & Commercial Refrigeration (3)

Total Credits (50)