Accredited HVAC Schools in Salt Lake City, UT
Accreditation is a process by which an independent agency evaluates the curriculum and instructors of an institution. It’s essential for students to choose an accredited school for their formal training.
HVAC programs are accredited by HVAC Excellence and the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA). To date, neither has awarded accreditation to a Utah program. The schools profiled below have been accredited by other reputable agencies.
Note: The information in this article was compiled in November 2020 during the “shelter-in-place” and “social distancing” restrictions. The schools profiled below have temporarily suspended classes or are transitioning to online options to comply with the restrictions. Questions as to timing and format should be directed to the school administration.
Davis Applied Technology College
Davis Tech offers an HVAC Technician certificate program. The technical curriculum is organized in eight levels of training. The levels progress from introductory basic HVAC principles to tool safety, electricity, controls, troubleshooting, system design and sizing, refrigerants, heat pumps, blueprints, ducting, air quality, load calculations, green awareness, commercial HVAC/R, chilled water, hydronics, and energy management. Non-technical coursework includes workplace skills, job search skills, and study skills.
Graduates are qualified to sit for a variety of industry exams and certifications, including EPA Section 608, Rocky Mountain Gas Association Natural Gas Technician, R-410A, and Industry Competency Exams (ICE).
- Location: Kaysville, UT
- Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education
- Tuition: $2,472
- Program Length: 24 months
Fortis offers an HVAC/R diploma program. The coursework is presented in classroom lectures combined with hands-on practice in the lab. The curriculum includes thermodynamics, electricity, controls, motors, refrigerants, residential and commercial HVAC, commercial and industrial refrigeration, electric, water, and gas heating systems, heat pumps, system performance, troubleshooting, service calls, and preparation for EPA 608 certification.
Graduates complete 64 credit-hours and are qualified to seek entry-level employment as HVAC and HVAC/R technicians.
- Location: Salt Lake City, UT
- Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
- Tuition: $17,636
- Program Length: 48 weeks
Salt Lake Community College
The college offers an HVAC/R certificate program. The program is presented in the Competency-Based Education (CBE) format, which allows students to accelerate the completion of the curriculum.
Classes are available on a full-time or part-time basis. Students complete the following coursework: safety, electricity, refrigeration, gas heating, refrigerants, controls, refrigeration applications, residential and commercial HVAC, commercial refrigeration, preparation for the Rocky Mountain Gas Association Natural Gas Technician exam, and their choice of a capstone project or an HVAC externship. They also complete non-technical coursework that includes computer concepts, customer skills, and job-seeking skills.
Graduates are qualified to take industry exams that include EPA Section 608 and employment-ready certifications. They are qualified for entry-level employment as HVAC and HVAC/R technicians.
- Location: Salt Lake City, UT
- Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Tuition: $2,130
- Program Length: 36 weeks
Salt Lake City students who are unable to attend on-campus or local schools may find that online institutions can better meet their needs. More information on accredited programs is available in the online HVAC training guide.