Heating Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician. 150501


The Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing programs prepare students to install, repair and maintain refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. Students learn about the components and construction of HVACR systems, temperature control and electronics, and how to read blueprints. This program incorporates a hands-on practical approach through work in the lab on HVAC equipment.
Graduates enter their field with skills and knowledge in basic electricity, heating and refrigeration systems and air conditioning systems, as well as the skills and competencies for journeyman plumbing. Special attention will be given to the integration of green technologies. Advanced courses develop more sophisticated design and application skills such as estimating thermal loads, hydronic piping design and controls for more complex circuits including digital. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/ HVACR) technicians can work in private homes, commercial offices, industrial complexes or any other type of building.
The Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Plumbing department offers an Associate in Applied Science degree with two options: Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Heating & Plumbing. The program also offers individual certificates in Plumbing, Heating, and Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the HVAC/Plumbing fields.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Southern Maine Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Southern Maine Community College

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Name of Credential


Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal, state & college loans and grants

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,400.00 Program

In-State/District Tuition

$96.00 Credit Hour

Other Fees

$1,000.00 Program / course admin. fees

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$192.00 Credit Hour

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

49-9021.00Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$23.43 per hour

Provider Status



2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106

Phone Number

(207) 741-5955

Fax Number

(207) 741-5631

Web Address

Last Updated

May 19, 2021


Jun 29, 2020


May 17, 2023

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