Heating and Air Conditioning


Core Courses

  • Introduction to HVACR
  • Residential Forced Air Heating Systems
  • Applied Practices I, II, and III
  • Applied Electricity for HVACR
  • Boiler Fundamentals
  • Controls for HVACR
  • HVACR Systems II and III
  • Operation Strategies
  • Hydronic Heating Systems
  • HVAC App Controls with Automated Systems
  • HVACR Field Experience I and II

Program Details

Award: Diploma (Diploma)
Required number of credits: 44
Program Start: Fall

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Graduates have a variety of career options including working for dealers, distributors, and commercial business as service technicians and installers.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $34,300 $50,900 $59,100

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning Waterloo, IA
Bergen Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric, and Fireplaces, Inc. Cedar Falls, IA
Mike Fereday Heating & Air Conditioning Waterloo, IA
Independence Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Independence, IA
Jim Hundley Heating, Air Conditioning, & Plumbing Janesville, IA
Plumb Tech, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Young Plumbing & Heating Co. Waterloo, IA

Admissions Requirements

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Heating and Air Conditioning program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

Step #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Heating and Air Conditioning program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
Math 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 14 240 Arithmetic
241 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
Reading 58 69 16 239 2.50
Writing 42 Sentence Skills 20 13 229 1.00

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Contact Us

Admissions Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor Amber Dullard Email Amber Dullard
Schedule an appointment with Amber Dullard
319-296-2329 ext.1223 Bremer Hall 124
Program Advisor Aaron Winberg Email Aaron Winberg 319-296-2329 ext.1205 Bremer Hall 161D
Administrative Assistant Connie Smith Email Connie Smith 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 128
Dean Dave Grunklee Email Dave Grunklee 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A

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