Eastwick College

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Gain the skills to earn industry-recognized certifications

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program in Nutley, New Jersey

Start a unique and rewarding career in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) in as few as 12 months!

  • Study close to home at our campus in Nutley
  • Graduates of our HVACR program meet all requirements for Universal EPA and R-410A certifications and are recognized by NJPHCC as eligible for second-year apprentice status.

The HVACR program trains individuals in managing climate control and refrigeration systems for residential and commercial buildings. Students learn installation, maintenance, and repair, covering electrical, electronic, and mechanical components. Graduates secure positions in HVAC installation and service companies, utility fields, and appliance service divisions, and can receive certifications including EPA 608 and 410 A for refrigerant handling, and HVAC Excellence employment-ready certifications. Ideal for those seeking hands-on technical work in diverse settings within the HVACR industry.

Why Train for a Career in HVAC/R?

Training for a career in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) offers a pathway to a dynamic and rewarding profession. HVAC/R professionals play a critical role in regulating the climate and ensuring comfort in residential and commercial spaces, as well as maintaining refrigeration systems. Through comprehensive training, individuals learn the essential skills of installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC/R systems, gaining expertise in electrical, electronic, and mechanical components. With the Department of Labor projecting a 14 percent increase in employment opportunities by 2024, the field presents excellent career prospects.

Graduates can secure positions with heating and air conditioning installation and service companies, as well as in utility fields and appliance service divisions. Notably, opportunities also exist with prestigious organizations like The Port Authority of NY and NJ. By mastering basic electricity, piping, and ductwork installation, air conditioning and furnace service, and troubleshooting techniques, individuals are well-equipped to thrive in this diverse and essential industry. Overall, training for a career in HVAC/R offers the chance to make a tangible impact on comfort and efficiency while enjoying stable employment and diverse opportunities for growth and advancement.

As the demand for HVAC/R technicians continues to rise, embarking on this career path ensures not only stability but also the chance to make a meaningful impact in the field.

About Eastwick College

As you pass by classrooms, you’ll notice that they’re buzzing with activity: students are on their feet and working together, learning how to perform an echocardiogram, install an air conditioning and refrigeration unit, or assist in a simulated surgery. We haven’t done away with textbooks entirely, of course, but the emphasis is on taking the knowledge learned in those books and applying them in hands-on settings so that students are confident and capable in what they’ve learned. As a result, classrooms often look more like nursing laboratories, operating rooms, or construction zones, with students working with some of the same equipment and techniques they’ll use on the job.