HVAC Training at Brightwood Career Institute

About Brightwood Career Institute

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood Career Institute focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we've completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

HVAC Program

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely install, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the home and light commercial HVACR industry. This program also includes preparation for the following certification examinations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, Industry Competency Exams (ICE), and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification. Upon graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:

  • Isolate malfunctions in heating, air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration systems and troubleshoot to determine and repair system problems;
  • Service and repair home and light commercial heating, cooling, and ventilation systems;
  • Design, fabricate, and install ductwork to provide proper airflow in heating and cooling systems; Service and repair commercial refrigeration equipment including ice machines, coolers, freezers, and commercial transportation refrigeration systems;
  • Develop professional and ethical practices in the HVACR field, with a positive attitude and strong customer service skills.


Each Brightwood Career Institute campus is separately accredited. For campus-specific accreditation details, including approvals, memberships, and programmatic accreditation, please navigate to a campus accreditation page. Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For questions about our accreditation, call 202.336.6780. The ACICS website is located at www.acics.org.

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The school makes no representation, promise, or guarantee that completion of a program assures either passage of any certification examination or acceptance by any state board. Brightwood Career Institute does not guarantee job placement or career advancement. For information about graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please click here. https://consumerinfo.brightwoodcareer.edu/consumerinfo.cfm

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