HEAT UP YOUR CAREER


Learn how to service and install electric heat pumps, and get on a path to a great HVAC career.

For climates with moderate heating and cooling needs, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer.

TCL’s Heat Pump Certificate program specifically prepares students to service, troubleshoot, repair, and install electric heat pumps. Plus, this program is eligible for the S.C. Wins Scholarship, which can pay up to $65 per credit hour.

This  34-credit-hour certificate can be completed in as little as three semesters. Courses include tools and techniques; wiring diagrams; refrigeration, heating and air conditioning fundamentals; customer service; and more. Students receive hands-on instruction from certified instructors and can choose from day and evening courses in TCL’s fully equipped labs at both the Beaufort and Bluffton New River campuses.

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    IN-DEMAND

    Commercial HVAC experts are in increasing demand locally and nationally.

    HANDS-ON

    Learn by actually practicing the skills you’ll need on the job.

    A GREAT CAREER

    the S.C. annual mean wage for HVAC mechanics and installers is $47,080.

    ACCREDITATION


    Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

    PROGRAM COST


    Tuition: 34 credits x $190 per credit = $6,460

    Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

    *Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

    WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING


    “As an HVAC technician, your employment opportunities are endless.”

    Jeff Kolb

    HVAC Instructor

    FAQS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    The Career & Education Opportunities

    Here in the rapidly growing Lowcountry, HVAC professionals are always in demand. The S.C. annual mean wage for HVAC mechanics and installers is $47,080, according to 2020 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Certify Your Skills

    Students can also take advantage of the following:

    • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing
    • North American Technician Excellence (NATE) testing
    • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) testing

    Program Dean


    Shunda Ware

    Dean, Business and Industrial Technologies

    843-525-8238

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 14, Rm. 118

    Instructors


    Jeff Kolb

    HVAC Instructor

    843-525-8289

    Beaufort Mather Campus, Bldg. 15, Rm. 126

    Barry Keever

    HVAC Instructor

    843-470-6010

    New River Campus, Bldg 50, Rm. 121