With an estimated 40 percent of the HVAC industry set to retire in the next decade and growth projections up to 18 percent, the industry needs top programs recruiting and training our next generation of service technicians. Programmatic accreditation benefits the industry as it certifies that a program meets or exceeds all established standards and requirements of academic excellence in curriculum, student facilities, placement services, financial aid, training facilities, equipment, safety and faculty credentials.

Programmatic accreditation is a growing trend in career and technical education. It validates that a program is preparing students for entry level jobs in the HVACR industry and assures that the program has the needed resources and administrative support to accomplish their goals.

Schools granted accreditation by HVAC Excellence so far this year:

  • Air Conditioning Technical Institute (Las Vegas)

  • Bucks County Technical High School (Fairless Hills, Pa.)

  • Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)

  • Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (Altoona, Pa.)

  • Hillyard Technical Center (St. Joseph, Mo.)

  • Ivy Tech Community College (Evansville, Ind.)

  • Lancaster County Career & Technology Center (Brownstown, Pa.)

  • Linn State Technical College (Linn, Mo.)

  • Ozarks Technical Community College (Springfield, Mo.)

  • Traviss Career Center (Lakeland, Fla.)

  • Western Center For Technical Studies (Limerick, Pa.)