Becoming an HVAC technician is a worthy goal, and Summit will support each step you take toward that goal. At Summit, our dedicated instructors will encourage and challenge you. Our coursework will help you pursue the proficiency that can elevate your career. We know there are no shortcuts to a fulfilling HVAC career, but we believe your career climb begins here.

In the HVAC program, you will learn about commercial environmental systems, HVAC system design, and electrical systems and components. You will receive hands-on training in requisite welding skills, including: brazing, cutting, soldering, and working with motors. Upon successful completion of the program, you will understand the operations, maintenance, and repair of residential and commercial heating and AC systems, and you will be ready for an entry-level position in the HVAC industry.


Our professional and committed faculty, small classes, hands-on training, and modern facilities create an environment where your hard work can succeed. Your personal journey will be supported by our flexible scheduling options, free tutoring, and career services. While enrolled in Summit‘s HVAC program, your studies will include, but are not limited to:

  • Principles of Heat, Energy, and Pressure
  • HVAC Brazing Techniques
  • Commercial Refrigeration
  • Residential and Commercial
  • Green Job Training
  • HVAC System Design
  • Refrigerants and Refrigeration Systems

*Courses are currently offered in a format combining Online distance learning and On-campus classes.

Is a Career as an HVAC Technician Right for You?

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HVAC technicians are always needed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of HVAC Technicians is expected to grow 15% from 2016-2026. This is much faster than the average 7% of all occupations. Summit’s HVAC program will prepare you to be eligible for the EPA 608 Universal Certification prior to graduation and the initial NATE Core Certification after successful completion of the program. HVAC technicians work in facilities such as homes, offices, factories, and schools, and they may either work for contractors or be self-employed. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career.

San Bernardino/Colton

Nov 30Welding Start
Dec 7Electrical Start
Dec 14Medical Assistant Start
Dec 14HVAC Start

El Cajon

Dec 14Welding Start
Dec 14Medical Assistant Start
Dec 21Electrical Start
Dec 28HVAC Start

Santa Ana

Dec 2Welding Start
Dec 7Electrical Start
Dec 28HVAC Start