HVAC & Refrigeration Apprentice C.T.S.
  • Certificate

The world relies on certified HVAC professionals to install and maintain the heating and cooling systems that are essential to our health and modern lifestyles.

This program is designed for working apprentices who would like to become certified HVAC professionals. All classes are taught face-to-face and to the standards of performance required for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification.

Designed with input from the Montana State Apprenticeship Board, FVCC’s HVAC Certificate program consists of conveniently scheduled evening classes to allow working apprentices to benefit from face-to-face instruction while preparing for the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification exam. The program can be completed in five semesters and fulfills the apprenticeship’s academic component.


The mean annual wage for certified HVAC professionals working in the state of Montana is $47,880, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Demand for certified HVAC professionals is expected to increase 20 percent in Montana between 2014 and 2024, according to the Montana Department of Labor Statistics.

Attributes of Successful HVAC Professionals

  • Enjoy troubleshooting and solving problems
  • Detail-oriented and reliable
  • Physically strong
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to interact effectively with fellow tradespeople and clients

Interested? We would love to be in touch with you!


Luke Lavin, Apprenticeship Coordinator

LRC 132

(406) 756-4361