Heating and Air Conditioning

Construction Technology

The Heating and Air Conditioning program prepares students to install, maintain and operate heating and air conditioning equipment. Students will gain theoretical knowledge of operations by learning how to install, diagnose, and repair electric and gas-fired furnaces, motors, compressors and evaporators, as well as following blueprints and design specifications. As part of the program, students will complete a 10-hour OSHA course.

Award: Diploma
Credits: 47.5
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall

Paying for the Program

Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $10,545*
Program Supplies: $2,000 - 3,000

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$22,331 - 74,109

Estimated annual salary range for Construction Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Heating and Air Conditioning Class Schedule


ELE:117 DC Theory 5.0
ELE:118 AC Theory 5.0
HCR:108 Heating and Air Conditioning Trade Codes 2.0



Technical Math OR

Applied Math II



SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0
WEL:330 Welding Fundamentals 1.0


COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0
HCR:122 Gas Furnaces 5.0
HCR:124 Hydronic Heat 1.0
HCR:128 Principles of Electric Heat 2.0
HCR:506 Air Distribution 3.0
HCR:515 Sheet Metal Fabrication 3.0


HCR:141 Principles of Heat Pumps 3.0
HCR:202 Intro to Cooling 3.0
HCR:204 Principles of Air Conditioning 4.0
HCR:941 Practicum 1.5

Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.

During term 1, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online. This needs to be completed prior to the start of the spring semester, and a copy of the card needs to be presented to the instructor to continue in the program.

Certification/Licensure: The EPA Freon Certification Test will be given if you seek to become certified in handling and purchasing freon.

Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson, Ed.D.
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta

Matthew Urbain
Electrical Instructor

  • Email: urbainma@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2250
  • Location: Peosta