Ranken’s HVAC school focuses on hands-on training to prepare you for a successful career as an HVACR technician.

Does HVAC school sound right for you?

You like working in different location every day, facing new challenges and using your skills in different ways.

You are hardworking and committed, and it shows. Solving problems for a satisfied customer sounds like a good day’s work to you.

You like the idea of a career with job security and opportunities for advancement – and ultimately, higher salaries!

Does this sound like you? If so, HVAC school at Ranken could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. Skilled heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians are in high demand, and HVACR jobs are expected to grow 34 percent by 2020.

With starting salaries up to $40,000 per year, now is the time to enter the field.

Why choose Ranken for HVACR certification?

In homes, offices, factories and schools, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry provides year-round temperature, humidity and air quality control options.

HVACR professionals provide highly necessary services, improving their clients’ standard of living by troubleshooting complex systems, installing and repairing components, and providing efficiency solutions.

Students in our HVACR program receive four semesters of hands-on, practical experience in troubleshooting and repairing residential and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment.

Graduates may work in general service or specialize in a particular field, such as residential air conditioning, commercial refrigeration or heating equipment.

Other career paths include working in maintenance at industrial plants, hotels, hospitals and apartment complexes that use large refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and automated climate systems.

Kenneth J. Rennick

Instructor – Major Appliance Repair Technology, Full Time

Kevin H. Joyce

Instructor, Full Time

Stephen K. Jones

Instructor, Full Time

Ryan D. Howard

Instructor, Full Time

Christopher D. Brueggeman

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

Bryan D. Bartlow

Instructor, Full Time

This program develops student proficiencies in:

  • Basic refrigeration and electricity theories
  • Applied electrical circuits
  • Sheet metal, piping and conduit bending
  • Domestic equipment
  • Refrigeration coolers and freezers
  • Residential and commercial equipment
  • Commercial ice making equipment

Graduates are prepared for employment as HVACR mechanics, with the option to work in general service or specialize in a particular field, such as residential air conditioning, commercial refrigeration or heating equipment. Graduates also work in maintenance at industrial plants, hotels, hospitals and apartment complexes that utilize large refrigeration, air conditioning and heating systems.

Students interested in completing the certificate of technology program will take all technical courses in the associate degree program and two additional general education courses. Students who obtain an HVACR associate degree can choose to receive more in-depth training in Major Appliance Technology by taking one extra semester. Upon completion of the extra semester, students will receive an associate degree in both Major Appliance Technology and HVACR.