This 2-week course introduces basic HVAC technician skills including refrigeration, electrical/furnaces, EPA refrigeration processes, air conditioning, change-out and trouble shooting. Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and function of components and instrumentation used in the HVAC career field. Successful completion of this course will provide students with the knowledge and experience to work as a Service Technician, become EPA 608 certified*, and receive a Gaston College Workforce Development certificate for overall course completion.

*Students must pass the EPA exam to obtain certification, as required by the state.

Intro to HVAC Service Technician

Intro to HVAC Service Technician

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AHR – 7101 Intro to HVAC Service Technician
80 hours

This course provides classroom and lab experience needed for skills in the HVAC service technician career field. Emphasis is placed on refrigeration, electrical/furnaces, EPA 608, change-out and trouble shooting. Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform procedures necessary for HVAC repair/maintenance in various service technician settings.

Summer 2024
Class Information

Day(s) Date Time Location
MTWTH 7/22/24 – 8/2/24 8:00 am – 6:30 pm PTI 125/120
(30-minute lunch TBA)


Course Meeting Location(s):
PTI (Pharr Trade and Industrial Center), Dallas Campus) Dallas Campus Map

Required Books:
Instructional materials for this course are included in the tuition.

Class space is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are an employer wishing to register and pay for employees to attend, please email us at for more information.

Estimated Course Costs:
Tuition – $212 (due upon registration)
Book – $ 0
EPA 608 Certification cost:  $40 (due after successful completion)


Registration Options:
Visit and click on the Self-Service icon.
Select the blue Continuing Ed. Registration icon near the bottom of the page.
Select “Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.”
Search the course topic using the KEYWORD “Service”.
Select the course for which you would like to register using the check box on the left side of the table and click Submit at the bottom of the webpage.
Complete the online registration form and payment information. Be prepared to pay with a credit card using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Notes when using Online registration:
If you have an address change, name change, etc., we will need this updated information so we can contact you in case of a class change/cancellation or refund. Entering different information on the registration form will not update any existing records. If your information has changed, please call or email the Registration Department at 704-922-6232 or

Online registration is not an option for all classes, or if the course fee will be waived. Credit card payments will only be accepted with Online and Walk In registration.

You cannot DROP/WITHDRAW from classes using Self-Service. If you need to drop or withdraw prior to the class start date, please contact the Registration Department at

In Person Walk-in (payment is due at the time of registration)
CE (Continuing Education) Registration Department
MYERS CENTER – 2nd floor
201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034
Monday through Thursday: 8 am-5 pm; Fridays 8 am- 11 am
Dallas Campus Map

Refund Policy
If a student officially drops from a class or classes before the 10 percent date of the class(es), a 75 percent tuition refund will be given for the class(es) dropped. A 100% refund will be made if the student drops from the class prior to the class start date. No refunds will be given after the 10 percent date. If a course fails to materialize, refunds are automatically processed. (The refund policy is subject to change. Refunds of tuition will be issued in accordance with the current state and college policy.) To request a refund or transfer, please email

For more information, please email us at

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