A great source of Continuing Education as well as certificate and degree HVACR training is available at 15 of the State's colleges.  Located all over the state, they provide a training source in your own back yard.  The instructors are there, the labs are there so it just makes sense to take advantage of the resource.  Each has an advisory board that welcomes new members and input.  Whatever you need, these programs are best positioned to meet your training needs.  The Association encourages you to get to know the instructor and be available to serve the industry, your employees, and your customers at the local HVACR college program.


  • Arkansas HVACR Training at Colleges

     Arkansas Northeastern

     Arkansas Northeastern College
    4213 Main Street
    Blytheville  72315
    Rick Sones
    [email protected]

    The Associate of Applied Science in General Technology allows the blending of a technical certificate with general education courses to form a degree that consists of applied technologies. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in air conditioning and refrigeration. Students will develop and practice skills for servicing, repairing, installing, and sizing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for residential applications.


    Arkansas Tech U
    niversity / Ozark

     Arkansas Tech University, Ozark
    1700 Helberg Lane
    Ozark, AR  72949
    Kenneth Beeler
    [email protected]

     The air conditioning and refrigeration industry offers a bright future for people who wish to prepare for entry into this profession. This field includes sales, installation, maintenance, service and operation of equipment not only in residential settings, but also in commerce and industry. The need for air conditioning and refrigeration service technicians will continue to expand with the growth of computer applications into the industrial fields. This program also places emphasis on “green technology” initiatives and incorporates an emphasis on PV arrays and wind turbines.

    ASUN Marked Tree

    ASU Newport / Marked Tree
    33500 US 63
    Market Tree, AR  72365
    Mark Constant
    [email protected]

    The Energy Control Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating conditions of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. The program includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.  Emphasis is placed on the repair and installation of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems. 

    ASU Searcy

    ASU Searcy
    1800 East Moore Ave.
    Searcy, AR  
    Brad Cooper
    [email protected]


    Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology-TC Jobs in refrigeration and air conditioning installation, maintenance, service, sales and operation can be found in every aspect of the commerce, industry, and home ownership. The skills obtained from this program will prepare you for jobs ranging  from that of the semi-skilled worker who performs the operational and maintenance tasks, to a plant superintendent who is responsible for the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems that may cost several million dollars.

    East Arkansas Community College

    East Arkansas Community College
    1700 Newcastle Road
    Forrest City, AR  72335
    Robert Jackson
    [email protected]

    The Residential Heat & Air Conditioning program offers training in all aspects of heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance. You will learn about brazing, basic electricity (as applied in the HVAC industry), how to use meters, how to troubleshoot units, and much more. During the occasions spent in the shop, you will be given ample time to apply what you have learned in the classroom.

    National Park College

    National Park College
    101 College Drive
    Hot Springs AR  71913

    The HVAC Apprenticeship program is a 3-year program that provides training for participating companies that need qualified workers in the HVAC industry. 

    HVAC is composed of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC functions control the overall temperature and climate inside of homes, corporate offices, hospitals and other types of buildings. An HVAC technician is a person that specializes in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC systems


    North Arkansas College


    North Arkansas College
    1320 N Spring Road
    Harrison, AR  72601
    Jeff Smith
    [email protected]

    The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Certificate prepares students for careers in the maintenance and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems. The one-year program prepares students for the American Refrigeration Institute Certification Examination that students must pass to become licensed technicians. The certificate may be used as one of the technical disciplines required for the AAS in General Technology. HVAC internships are available for students interested in improving their technical skills and making contacts within the HVAC industry.


    Northwest Arkansas Community College

    Northwest Arkansas Community College
    One College Drive
    Bentonville AR  71712
    AJ Hart
    [email protected]

    The  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) apprenticeship provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to become HVAC technicians, and incorporates energy efficiency and green installation techniques, as well as preparation for the EPA exam. Classes are interactive and include hands-on lab work. Classes typically occur in the evenings twice a week.

    Northwest Technical Institute

    Northwest Technical Institute
    709 Old Missouri Road
    Springdale, AR  72764
    Galin Cronin
    [email protected]
    479-751-8824  ext. 108

    Northwest Technical Institute’s HVAC/R (Refrigeration) program prepares students to install, repair, and replace HVAC systems.

    Topics covered include:

    • Refrigeration theory and application 
    • Installation/service of furnace and air conditioning
    • Controls and low voltage electrical
    • Air flow and load calculations

    Southern Arkansas Tech / Camden

    Southern Arkansas University Tech
    6415 Spellman Road
    East Camden, AR  71701
    Roland Walters
    [email protected]

    Southern Arkansas University Tech provides a degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R). The HVAC-R program provides the training necessary for those desiring employment in this high demand and high paying field. Opportunities abound with local companies as well as opportunities across the nation. Employment in the HVAC and refrigeration technician field is expected to grow by 24 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The HVAC-R program is designed to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely install, troubleshoot and repair HVAC and refrigeration equipment used in the home and light commercial applications.

    Southeast Arkansas College

    Southeast Arkansas College
    1900 Hazel Street
    Pine Bluff, AR  71603
    Danny Gumm
    [email protected]

    Prepares Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Apprentices for entry-level employment in a wide range of construction, maintenance and service positions in business and industry. Graduates are eligible to take the test offered by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute to be certified as an Entry-Level HVAC(R) Technician. Safety is stressed in all aspects of this program. 

    University of Arkansas Batesville

    University of Arkansas Batesville
    2005 White Drive
    Batesville, AR  72501
    Zach Harber, Dean

    Offering a Certificate of Proficiency and Technical Certificate, UACCB provides students in the White River service area an opportunity to learn skills in the HVACR industry with quick employment opportunities at home and in the state.


    Univesity of Arkansas Hope

    University of Arkansas / Hope
    2500 South Main
    Hope, AR  71802
    Leo Rateliff
    [email protected]

    Certificate of Proficiency: The purpose of the program is to provide students with the knowledge of basic electrical theory, tubing and piping in HVAC systems, residential units, and residential systems. This program is designed to help students gain entry level employment.

    Technical Certificate: The degree is a continuance of the Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC skill set to include motor and controls, schematics, and air properties. This program is designed to help students obtain mid-level employment.


    University of Arkansas Monticello / Crossett

    University of Arkansas  Monticello / Crossett
    1321 State Hwy 52 West
    Main Building 102
    Crossett, AR  71635
    Brad White
    [email protected]

    The Certificate of Proficiency in HVAC/R will serve the needs and goals of entry-level workers who will be able to serve as HVAC/R helpers including public and private maintenance departments. The technical certificate will provide competencies to individuals hired in beginning levels of HVAC/R technician positions as well as those seeking to enhance their credentials and abilities in a progression toward further certifications in HVAC/R.

    University of Arkansas Morrilton

    University of Arkansas Morrilton
    1537 University Blvd
    Morrilton, AR  72110
    Carroll Chism
    [email protected]

    The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program includes courses in electricity, motors, residential and commercial refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning.  Students will learn to install, service, and repair air conditioning and heating units in homes, schools, and commercial and industrial businesses. 

    University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech

    University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech
    3000 West Scenic Drive
    North Little Rock, AR  72206
    [email protected]

    The HVACR Technology program is an Associate of Applied Science degree, a Technical Certificate and a Certificate of Proficiency program. This program integrates technical and general education courses. These classes allow the student to develop a wide range of technical and academic knowledge and skills.