HVACR technicians are in demand more today than ever before and is growing due to their unique set of skills and specialized knowledge most people don’t have.

Ranken’s HVACR school focuses on hands-on training to prepare you for a successful career as an HVACR technician.

If a career in HVACR sounds appealing to you, our Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program can help get you there.

Does HVAC school sound right for you?

HVACR (3)You like working in different location every day, facing new challenges and using your skills in different ways.

You are hardworking and committed, and it shows. Solving problems for a satisfied customer sounds like a good day’s work to you.

You like the idea of a career with job security and opportunities for advancement – and ultimately, higher salaries!

Does this sound like you? If so, HVAC school at Ranken could be the path to a successful and rewarding career. Skilled heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians are in high demand, and HVACR jobs are expected to grow 34 percent by 2020.

With starting salaries up to $40,000 per year, now is the time to enter the field.

Interested in seeing more of our HVACR facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of the HVACR  department.

Why choose Ranken for HVACR certification?

HVACR (4)In homes, offices, factories and schools, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry provides year-round temperature, humidity and air quality control options.

HVACR professionals provide highly necessary services, improving their clients’ standard of living by troubleshooting complex systems, installing and repairing components, and providing efficiency solutions.

Students in our HVACR program receive four semesters of hands-on, practical experience in troubleshooting and repairing residential and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment.

Graduates may work in general service or specialize in a particular field, such as residential air conditioning, commercial refrigeration or heating equipment.

Other career paths include working in maintenance at industrial plants, hotels, hospitals and apartment complexes that use large refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and automated climate systems.

Interested in seeing more of our Construction facilities? Take an interactive 360° virtual tour of Ranken Technical College’s CONSTRUCTION departments.

Philip D. Woodcock

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Nicholas I. Santos

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School and Industrial Technology Instructor, Full Time

Michael D. Graft

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Chad C. Crouch

Instructor, Full Time

Benjamin C. Brown

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

Gary R Bick

Instructor – Major Appliance Repair, Full Time

Bryan D. Bartlow

Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

Christopher D. Brueggeman

Department Chair & Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

Ryan D. Howard

Instructor, Full Time

HVACR Technology

M. Christopher Record

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in HVAC/R Technology, Ranken

Kenneth J. Rennick

Instructor – Major Appliance Repair Technology, Full Time

HVACR Technology

Jenna E. Stutsman

Adjunct Instructor, Evening School

AT in HVAC/R, Ranken

This program develops student proficiencies in:

  • Basic refrigeration and electricity theories
  • Applied electrical circuits
  • Sheet metal, piping and conduit bending
  • Domestic equipment
  • Refrigeration coolers and freezers
  • Residential and commercial equipment
  • Commercial ice making equipment

Graduates are prepared for employment as HVACR mechanics, with the option to work in general service or specialize in a particular field, such as residential air conditioning, commercial refrigeration or heating equipment. Graduates also work in maintenance at industrial plants, hotels, hospitals and apartment complexes that utilize large refrigeration, air conditioning and heating systems.

Students interested in completing the certificate of technology program will take all technical courses in the associate degree program and two additional general education courses. Students who obtain an HVACR associate degree can choose to receive more in-depth training in Major Appliance Technology by taking one extra semester. Upon completion of the extra semester, students will receive an associate degree in both Major Appliance Technology and HVACR.

David Munie

Department: Alumni Construction
Department Chair & Instructor, Plumbing Department @ Ranken Technical College

1990 Plumbing Technology
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Christopher Mills

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumber Pre-Apprentice @ Grasse & Associates

2021 Plumbing Technology
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Jonc Pender

Department: Alumni Construction
HVAC Apprentice @ Jarrell Contracting

2020 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology
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Abigail Pritchard

Department: Alumni Construction
Carpenter's Apprentice @ Metis Construction Inc.

2020 Carpentry and Buillding Construction Technology
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Jason Monesmith

Department: Alumni Construction
Technician @ Goldkamp Heating and Cooling

2020 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
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Andrew Poetz

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beis Plumbing

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andrew Stephens

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Andre Hickman

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562

May 2020 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Jake Aurelio

Department: Alumni Construction
Carpenter @ Pfund Construction

May 2020 Carpentry and Construction Technology
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Mark Ezepue

Department: Alumni Construction
2nd Year Apprentice @ Murphy Contractors

2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Brett Stockmann

Department: Alumni Construction
Residential Service 2nd year Apprentice @ E&M Plumbing

2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Daniel Otten

Department: Alumni Construction
Chemical Operator and Subject Matter Expert @ Afton Chemicals

2019 Carpentry and Building Technology; 2020 BS Applied Management
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Jacob Hartman

Department: Alumni Construction
R & D Lab Technician @ Hussmann Corporation

May 2016 Control Systems Technology; May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology
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Amanda Blazer

Department: Alumni Construction
Water Restoration Technician @ Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

December 2019 Carpentry Maintenance Certificate
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Ryley Wallin

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Beloman Services

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Chris Richardson

Department: Alumni Construction
Plumbing Apprentice @ Grasse and Associates

May 2019 Plumbing Technology Certificate
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Dale McCrackin

Department: Alumni Construction
Controls Technician @ The CTS Group

May 2019 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
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Michael Landolt

Department: Alumni Construction
Project Manager, Aramark Technical & Energy @ Baylor University

2011 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology
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Victor Moore

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Plumbing Technology
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Bruce Bruening

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
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Everett West

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
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Charles Riechers

Department: Alumni Construction


1971 Architectural Design & Structural Engineering
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