Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer

Air conditioning, heating, stoves, refrigerators, and other heating and cooling systems have become central parts of our daily lives – found in most every home and building.  

Making sure these important appliances and systems are properly installed and kept running efficiently is the job of a heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanic and installer (also referred to as an HVAC installer or mechanic).

In addition to installing and repairing HVAC machinery, specific tasks that may be called for in this role include inspecting and testing electrical circuits or mechanical components, conferring with customers to troubleshoot problems and issues, and documenting activities, as well as ensuring that all installations meet specifications and comply with any regulations.

Many HVAC mechanics and installers have a certificate and may receive more than a year of on-the-job training, given the need for highly specified knowledge in mechanical technologies.


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Programs for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Build a bright future in Texas.

Taking pride in your work, with results that can last for many years.  That's the feeling you can get with a career in construction and the many related skilled trades that support this vital industry.  If you looking for a career where you can be "hands-on," the opportunities in this field are abundant, from plumbers to planners.  For many careers in construction, you'll need specialized skills that can be gained through certificate programs.

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Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2022. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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