Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration


Classroom and shop learning experiences include theory, application, and service of air  conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  Included are print reading, basic electronics,  pneumatics, math, programmable controllers, refrigerant containment certification (EPA  certification), and heat pump technology.  Upon completion, students are prepared to enter jobs as service technicians in a variety of domestic, industrial, and commercial settings.

TCAT Covington program has been accredited by the HVAC Excellence program.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,344.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,637.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician1296Diploma
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1600 Hwy 51 South
Covington, TN 38019


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
Shop Safety
Refrigeration and Fundamentals
Tools Equipment and Shop Practices
Electricity and Controls I
Green Awareness
Worker Characteristic
Employment Readiness Exam
Second Trimester: 
Introduction to System Service
Basic Automatic Controls
Worker Characteristic
Domestic Appliances
Employment Readiness Exam
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Gas Electric and Heat
Air Conditioning (Cooling)
Heat Pumps
Carbon Monoxide
All Weather Systems Exam
Fourth Trimester: 
Electricity & Controls II
Commerical Refrigeration
Employment Readiness Exam
Worker Characteristic


HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electrical
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electric Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Gas Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Oil Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Light Commercial Air Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Heat Pump
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - System Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Basic Refrigeration & Charging Procedures
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide Safety
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Residential & Light Commercial Hydronic Heat
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Fuel Oil Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Natural Gas Combustion
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Combustion Appliance Zone
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Carbon Monoxide & Combustion Analysis

Books and Supplies Lists


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