Accredited HVAC Schools in Boston, Massachusetts
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
In the HVAC/R certificate program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, students may attend daytime or evening classes. Classroom lectures and hands-on training include the principles of refrigerants, how to solder and braze pipes and fittings, tubing, pressure testing, leak detection, and troubleshooting commercial and residential equipment.
Students in the program earn credit toward the refrigeration and electrical code training that is needed for a refrigeration technician license. They are also qualified for industry exams such as EPA certification, as well as R-410A and OSHA safety certificates.
- Location: Boston, MA
- Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education
- Tuition: $16,950 for the full program
- Program length: Nine months
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
This school’s adult education services offers an HVAC certificate. The program is divided into two sessions. The first is an introductory program emphasizing servicing systems designed for students with little to no understanding of HVAC. The curriculum includes basic electricity, wiring, circuitry, and the components of HVAC systems. Students learn how to bend, cut, and solder copper tubing, pressure testing, gauges, and leak detection. As the program is new for the school, curriculum details for the second session are not yet available, other than preparing students for EPA certification.
- Location: Harwich, MA
- Accreditation: PAHRA
- Tuition: $995
- Program length: Ten weeks
Massasoit Community College
Massasoit Community College offers a certificate and an associate degree program in HVAC technology. Both combine classroom lectures on theory with hands-on practice in modern labs. Part of the coursework for the degree program may be completed online.
The 27-credit certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions as service and installation technicians. The curriculum includes basic electricity, system controls, principles and applications of HVAC/R, and service procedures. Students also prepare for the EPA certification exam.
The degree program includes the basics, as well as drafting, heat load calculations, hydronics, piping and duct system design, and cost estimating. Students must also take general education courses in communications, science, humanities, and liberal arts for a total of 68 credits.
Degree-seeking students may opt for HVAC technology program that specializes in building systems energy management. That program includes architectural and diesel technology coursework in addition to HVAC.
- Location: Brockton, MA
- Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Tuition: $195 per credit
- Program length: Two years
New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts
NETTTS offers an HVAC/R technician training program, which includes classroom lectures and hands-on training in their lab. Students may attend daytime or evening classes to learn how to install and repair residential and commercial HVAC/R equipment. Coursework covers oil, electric, and gas heating systems, hydronics, balancing air flow, central and rooftop air conditioning equipment, commercial refrigeration systems, principles of electricity, and troubleshooting systems and equipment. Graduates are qualified to receive EPA certification and credit-hours toward their refrigeration technician license.
- Location: North Andover, MA
- Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
- Format: On-campus
- Tuition: $22,345 for the full program
- Program length: One year
Southeastern Technical Institute
Southeastern Technical offers an HVAC/R program that can be completed through evening classes, either part-time or full-time. Coursework is divided between classroom lectures and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs. Students learn HVAC/R theory and equipment components, electricity and electrical circuits, controls and accessories, equipment installation and servicing, and troubleshooting. Graduates are awarded a certificate of completion and are qualified to take industry exams such as EPA certification, R410 safety certification, and oil burners license.
- Location: South Easton, MA
- Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education
- Tuition: $11,875 for the full program
- Program length: Nine months