HVAC/R Service Technician Certificate Program

October 2020 – May 2021

The PHCC Academy of San Diego’s Entry-Level HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program is a seven-month program designed for students with no, or minimal years of experience in the industry. Program fosters a solid foundation and understanding of the latest tools, equipment and technologies. Students become proficient and confident to perform residential and light commercial maintenances and basic troubleshooting. Program provides superior in-depth, hands-on training with a variety of equipment used in today’s complex heating and air conditioning systems and includes OSHA-10 Certification. At the conclusion of this program, students are prepared to take and earn the EPA 608 Exam.

Topics covered include: What is HVAC?; HVAC safety; system controls; tools of the trade; gas furnaces/air handlers; air conditioning; heat pumps; low and high voltage; brazing; troubleshooting scenarios; customer service; and more.

Enrollment and Application Information

Open Enrollment Begins – July 15, 2020
Entrance Exams – In-Person and by appointment, August-September 2020 | $50 fee (waived for PHCC member companies)
Classes Begin Monday October 5, 2020

Class Schedule

Class is held Mondays 5:30pm-8:30pm + one additional online 2-hour class per week

*Some classes may require pre-scheduled Saturday curricular activities. Students will be notified of these Saturday classes at least 30 days in advance.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Tuition can be paid in full for a 10% discount, in (2) semester installments for a 5% discount, or in monthly installments.**

HVAC Service Tech Certificate Program Tuition Per Student / Per Year

  • Open Rate: $2,495.00 per year
  • PHCC Contractor Member: $1,795.00 per year
  • Student Rate: $2,195.00 per year (students paying on their own)
  • Entrance Exam Fee: $50.00 (waived for PHCC members)

Following required books must be obtained and brought to each class session. Books can be purchased through any source, ensuring book title and edition match descriptions below:

  • PHCC Ed. Foundation, HVACR 101

**Payment Terms

Initial tuition payment is due no later than the first night of class via cash, check or credit card:

  • Payment in Full: Full tuition payment + Entrance Exam Fees
  • Semester payments: One semester payment + Entrance Exam Fees
  • Monthly payments: Two months of tuition payments + Entrance Exam Fees

Students are suspended for non-payment of tuition dues after 30 days, no exceptions. Additional terms and conditions apply per the PHCC Academy of San Diego Training Program Registration Form.



HVAC 2020-2021 Training Program Flyer

HVAC 2020-2021 Training Program Enrollment Form

HVAC 2020-2021 Fee Schedule and Book List

HVAC 2019-2020 Syllabus