Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology

1-year Diploma | 32 Credits

This one-year Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology program puts you on the fast-track into today’s workforce. Your coursework at Southeast Technical College will instruct you on the installation, maintenance and repair of residential air moving and air tempering systems. Your strong mathematical and mechanical skills will make you an excellent team member on new and existing construction in Sioux Falls and across the nation.

You’re in demand! Your career duties will include replacing worn parts, testing heating/air conditioning systems, listening to customer concerns and recording maintenance performed. 

Your job outlook is strong through 2028 because of the anticipated increase in residential building construction in the coming decade. Take advantage of the job growth now!

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Why Choose Southeast Tech? 

Your HVAC/R Excellence Accredited coursework in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, focuses on installation, maintenance and repair of building climate systems. STC’s experienced faculty will teach duct-work fabrication and installation, piping circuits, as well as the use of power tools and testing equipment. Your classes also help you: 

Use Technology in Your Field: As heating/air conditioning systems become more complex, you will be ahead of the competition with your understanding of proper setup and operation of various systems.

Problem Solve: Residential heating and air conditioning technicians use various testing equipment and manuals to diagnose problems, and then devise and implement repairs. You also need strong math skills to calculate load requirements, and the ability to interpret manuals, graphs and schedules. 

Be a Valuable Team Member: As a talented technician from Southeast Tech, your ability to communicate well with customers and to organize your thoughts and explain them to others will be highly valuable. 

Work Opportunities 

With a diploma from Southeast Tech, you will be in demand working for contractors, and retail/wholesale and repair companies. Your field is also a great place to start as an entrepreneur! 

Explore Classes   

Southeast Tech’s curriculum for residential heating/air conditioning technicians includes classes in Basic Heating Systems, Air Conditioning Installation, Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication, Basic Refrigeration, Heating/Troubleshooting, and Air Conditioning Troubleshooting. 

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Costs are calculated based on a charge of $255 per credit hour, plus applicable fees.

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Other Programs Related to Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology 

If you’re interested in a career in Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology you might also be interested in these other programs at Southeast Tech: 

HVAC/R Technology   Mechanical Engineering   Electrician