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7,095 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in HVACR is offered at 308 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of HVACR graduates were international students.

Education Levels of HVACR Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7,095 students earned their basic certificate in HVACR. This makes it the 20th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in HVACR at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 10,745
Basic Certificate 7,095
Associate’s Degree 2,045

Earnings of HVACR Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for HVACR majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in HVACR. About 97.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 6,917
Women 178
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in HVACR

The racial-ethnic distribution of HVACR basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 1,256
Hispanic or Latino 1,499
White 3,644
International Students 57
Other Races/Ethnicities 416
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of HVACR Basic Certificate Students

There are 308 colleges that offer a basic certificate in HVACR. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Houston School of Carpentry

Houston, Texas
326 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston School of Carpentry tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 326 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Houston School of Carpentry. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

#2

Eastern Arizona College

Thatcher, Arizona
292 Yearly Graduations
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Eastern Arizona College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Eastern Arizona College.

#3

HVAC Technical Institute

Chicago, Illinois
205 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

HVAC Technical Institute is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 205 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from HVAC Technical Institute. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 2% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
164 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 164 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

College of Lake County

Grayslake, Illinois
159 Yearly Graduations
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is College of Lake County. The HVACR program at College of Lake County awarded 159 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#6

Advanced Training Institute

Las Vegas, Nevada
127 Yearly Graduations
3% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Advanced Training Institute is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 127 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Advanced Training Institute. About 3% of this group were women, and 64% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Moraine Valley Community College

Palos Hills, Illinois
109 Yearly Graduations
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moraine Valley Community College is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from MVCC.

#8

Summit College

Colton, California
105 Yearly Graduations
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Summit College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. The HVACR program at Summit College awarded 105 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
94 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 74,300 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Lone Star College System awarded 94 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 4% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Northeast Technical Institute

Scarborough, Maine
94 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Northeast Technical Institute. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 94 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Northeast Technical Institute. About 1% of this group were women, and 10% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
91 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Chattahoochee Technical College. About 1% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Orleans Technical College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
91 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orleans Technical College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Orleans Technical College. About 2% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Institute for Business and Technology

Santa Clara, California
88 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Institute for Business and Technology. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The HVACR program at Institute for Business and Technology awarded 88 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 2% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

85 Yearly Graduations
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Maysville Community and Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 85 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from Maysville Community and Technical College.

#14

Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins, Georgia
85 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Georgia Technical College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Central Georgia Technical College awarded 85 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 2% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Mayfield College

Cathedral City, California
80 Yearly Graduations
5% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mayfield College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Roughly 400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 80 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Mayfield College. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 5% were women.

#17

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta, Georgia
77 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Atlanta Technical College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 3,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The HVACR program at Atlanta Technical College awarded 77 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 1% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury, North Carolina
77 Yearly Graduations
4% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for HVACR majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Each year, around 6,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Of these students, 4% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

San Jacinto Community College

Pasadena, Texas
76 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Jacinto Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in HVACR. Each year, around 32,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their basic certificate in HVACR from San Jacinto College. About 1% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Wake Technical Community College

Raleigh, North Carolina
74 Yearly Graduations
1% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wake Technical Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in HVACR. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 74 basic certificates were handed out to HVACR majors at Wake Technical Community College. Around 35% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 1% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to HVACR that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 22,948
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 5,134
Heavy Equipment Maintenance 4,304
Precision Systems Maintenance 422
Mechanics & Repairers 69

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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