Schools that provide online HVAC training programs include Ferris State University, Excelsior College, Midlands Technical College and the University of North Dakota. Ferris State University offers a bachelor of science degree in HVACR Engineering Technology, which students can complete during a two-year concentration after fulfilling core requirements.
Ferris State University's program requires students to pass advanced technical writing, principles of macroeconomics and algebra before they can begin the two-year HVACR concentration. Courses within the major include Control Theory and Contracting Issues in HVACR. Students have the opportunity to perform a paid summer internship in the field, gaining experience performing HVACR repairs and maintenance for local businesses. While students can complete many classes in this program online, there is also the option of meeting in person with instructors.
Excelsior College's Center for Professional Development offers its HVAC Technician Online Training Program wholly online. Program objectives include learning the industry standard safety practices, the best practices for managing fossil fuel combustion systems and the appropriate ways to handle refrigerants. The courses prepare students to take exams that enable them to work in the field, including the Refrigerant Handling Exam and HVAC certification exams. Students work with contractors near their homes to practice their skills.
Midlands Technical College offers coursework for an HVAC Technician Certificate. The online program is self-paced, and mentors from the college aid students with questions about the coursework. Courses prepare students to pass industry required exams, including the Refrigerant Handling Exam and HVAC certification exams. Students receive exam vouchers as part of the price of tuition.