If you’re ready for a career in a growing field, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is here for you. [email protected] is a hands-on training program offering the skills and certifications needed for success. Trainees may earn their National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) CORE, NCCER HVAC Level 1 (residential), NCCER HVAC Level 2 (residential), EPA 608 Refrigeration, and OSHA 10 certifications.

In less than one year, we’ll prepare you to be a work-ready HVAC technician. Financial assistance is available.

In-demand skills acquired include:

  • Heating and Cooling
  • Air Distribution
  • Basic Maintenance
  • Refrigerants and Oils 
  • Compressors
  • Leak Detection, Evacuation, Recovery and Charging

[email protected] training will prepare you for a variety of jobs, including:

  • HVAC Repair Technician
  • HVAC Installation Technician
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • HVAC Inspector
  • HVAC Helper

Program eligibility:

  • 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid form of ID
  • Attend one information session
  • Complete ACT WorkKeys Assessment

For questions or to get started, contact or call 434-572-5475.

hands-on hvac training

“I chose this program because I wanted to do something different. I can take this skill anywhere. This program has given me more opportunities to get a better job.”
–Adrian Elliott