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Does the idea of using your mechanical aptitude to enhance personal comfort in all seasons appeal to you? IOT’s HVAC program can prepare you for entry into the exciting, growing field of HVAC technology. IOT includes a toolkit in the cost of the program.


IOT’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides hands-on training for students in the theories, techniques, and practices involved in the HVAC field. Students will learn to install, maintain, and troubleshoot HVAC system installations and will be conversant with industry standards. Students are also prepared to complete the EPA Universal certification process, which is required for graduation.

Here is an employment breakdown for this field:

  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Heating Technician
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Systems Engineer
  • Maintenance Technician
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“I learned a lot from all my teachers at IOT. I really enjoyed my hands on classes. I was offered a job soon after graduation.”

Why IOT?

We believe school should work for you, which is why our classes are:

  • Engaging
    Learn new skills and take control of your career through hands-on vocational training and real-world education that moves you forward.
  • Supportive
    We offer support with tutoring and instructors with many years of experience in the industry.
  • Convenient
    Fit school into your life with evening classes, accelerated programs, and hybrid learning that can be completed in as little as 9 months.

Here is an employment breakdown for this field:
• Growing emphasis on energy efficiency and pollution reduction will require more HVAC technicians.
• HVAC jobs are expected to grow 21% by 2022*
 Morning or evening programs available for your convenience



Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!


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This program is 800 hours and 48.5 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 40 weeks. An Independent Study component is included. See your admissions representative for available class times.


IOT offers this program at the following locations:
Clovis, California
Modesto, California
Redding, California

What Program Graduates Say

  • “I can honestly say that my experience at IOT was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in my life. I enjoyed going to school, learning new things, and trying new recipes. All of our chefs were really supportive and well educated.”

    Jennifer E.

  • “Going to IOT was one of the best decisions of my life. I have always wanted to be a Chef since I was young … was privileged to get to do my externship at Erna’s Elderberry House where I was offered a job. After working there a few months I started receiving multiple job offers. I decided to accept the position as Head of Catering at Madera Community Hospital.”

    Lea N.



Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

 A reliable indicator of quality
 Approved program of study
 Qualified instructors

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