Dunwoody HVAC Installation & Residential Service

NOTE: Dunwoody College is no longer accepting new students into the HVAC Installation & Residential Service program for the Spring 2025 and Fall 2025 semesters. Students interested in a career in HVAC should consider HVACR Systems Servicing.

Combine classroom lecture with real, hands-on experience in Dunwoody College’s HVAC Installation & Residential Service program.

Learn how to read blueprints, conduct load calculation, design warm air systems, understand mechanical and fuel gas codes, and perform proper installation techniques – all in on our on-campus HVAC labs.

Throughout the program, you’ll visit various manufacturing firms, allowing you to learn from experienced professionals in your field. Student clubs and organizations provide you with opportunities to attend conferences, network, and build your résumé.

You’ll also receive one-on-one face time with local employers, who provide insights on career opportunities, what to expect in industry, and what types of employees they are looking for.

Graduates from this program are in high demand, which means most students receive internship opportunities from HVAC firms after their first year in the program.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take EPA Section 608 Certification by Esco Institute, which allows you to legally handle refrigerants, universally and Hydrocarbon Refrigerants Certification, ensuring you have a solid understanding of the refrigeration cycle and proper handling of CFC, HCFC, and HCF refrigerants.

HVAC Excellence, the largest provider of certification in the HVACR industry, has accredited all of Dunwoody’s HVAC programs. This certification ensures that Dunwoody’s programs meet or exceed industry standards for quality technical education.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

HVAC class topics include:

  • HVAC Ducts & Fittings
  • Cooling Systems
  • Heating Systems
  • Residential HVAC Design
  • Residential HVAC Installation
  • Commercial Blueprint Reading

HVAC Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog:
HVAC Installation & Residential Service

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Centraire Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
  • B&D Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Standard Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Local Union 10
  • Midland Heating & Air

Common HVAC Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • HVAC Installation Technician
  • HVAC Service Technician
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator
  • Estimator/Sales
  • Residential Systems Designer

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Sheet Metal Lab

Learn how to develop, fabricate, and install ducts and fittings.

  • Zone system for creating wiring mock ups and three installation trainers for hooking sheet metal, A-coils, venting, gas piping, and electrical to furnaces
  • Shears, punches, lockformers, edgers, folders and formers for cutting, forming and finishing ductwork and fittings
  • 5 hand-operated sheet metal bending machines
  • 3 solder stations and 2 spot welders

Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Lab

Learn about the various types of furnaces and air conditioners used to heat and cool residential buildings.

  • 6 high efficiency condensed force air furnaces and 14 mid-efficiency force air furnaces, all using diverse ignition systems
  • 6 low efficiency furnaces using standing pilot and electronic ignition systems
  • 6 oil-burning, high pressure gun furnaces that use primary control/cad cell ignition
  • 3 electric forced air furnaces; 2 have PC board control; 1 uses sequencers
  • 6 mid-to-high efficiency central air conditioners and 10 low-to-mid efficiency central air conditioners
  • 5 air-to-air heat pumps using all fuel kits to interface with fossil fuel furnaces
  • 1 air handler hooked up with supply ductwork

Motor Lab

Learn the fundamentals of the types of motors used in the HVAC field.

  • 10 various permanent split capacitor 120 and 240 volt motors
  • 10 various split phase 120 and 240 volt motors
  • 8 various capacitor start 120 and 240 volt motors
  • 10 various shade pole-style 120 and 240 volt motors

Electrical/Thermal Science Lab

Learn the basics of electrical and thermal science.

  • Breadboards for electrical experiments and controls
  • Equipment for BTU transfer, gain, and loss experiments
  • A diverse array of air balancing testers and tools