Great Plains Technology Center

Residential HVAC

Who can attend?


  High School

You will learn to:

  • Design, fabricate, install, and maintain heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems
  • Torch, braze, and solder pipes and fittings to install or repair compressors, condensers, chillers, and pumps in a wide range of HVAC and refrigeration systems
  • Design, layout, and fabricate sheet metal ducts and a wide range of environmental components

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


This program is an introduction to air-conditioning and refrigeration, exploring career opportunities in the HVAC/R industry, personal safety and work practices, and personal protective equipment. Students will be instructed in the proper handling of pressurized fluids, handling hazardous substances, hand and power tools, and equipment used to test and service air conditioning.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Residential HVAC Technician, Residential HVAC Installer, Sheet Metal Technician, Refrigeration Technician, HVAC Mechanic, HVAC Helper, Duct Installer, Refrigeration Apprentice – Approximate Pay Potential: $12-28 per hour. (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1000 hours - 9 months to complete

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Secondary (High School) Students

  • Tuition: Free
  • Textbooks: No cost to student
  • Student Needs Fees: $82.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $10.00

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,500.00
  • Textbooks: $394.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $82.00
  • Misc. Expenses: $10.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for scholarships and Veteran's Education Benefits for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:

EPA: EPA 608 and 609 Refrigerant Handling Certification



Applying for this Program

Ridge Miller
Residential HVAC Technician Instructor


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Useful Information

Program Begins

August & January