Heating and Air Conditioning

Program Pathway

Heating and Air Conditioning Diploma

Program Details

Award Diploma
Credits 44
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 3
Time to Complete 1 year
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Heating and Air Conditioning – Diploma
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Applied Electricity for HVACR
  • Applied Electricity II
  • Introduction to HVACR
  • Residential Heating Systems
Term 2
  • Alternative Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Communications
  • Hydronic Heating Systems
  • Principles of Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration
Term 3 — Summer
  • Applied Practices
  • HVAC App Controls with Automated Systems
  • Internship — Air Conditioning

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Heating and Air Conditioning diploma program.



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 $36,800 $53,600 $62,000

Source: 2022 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

Program Admission

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Program Admittance Score Requirement

In order to be eligible for the Heating and Air Conditioning program, all students must meet minimum score requirements in math. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
Math 6 240 Arithmetic
241 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 14 2.00

The ALEKS Placement Assessment can be taken online. ACCUPLACER Next Generation and ACT can be taken at Hawkeye. ACCUPLACER Classic and COMPASS are no longer offered, but if you've taken either in the past your test scores can be used for program admittance.

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants successfully demonstrating college readiness criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants falling short of successful demonstration of college readiness 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Natasha Ceaser Email Natasha Ceaser 319-296-4014 ext.1062 Bremer Hall 136C
Faculty Advisor
James Konrardy Email James Konrardy 319-296-2329 ext.1205 Bremer Hall 153

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