Looking for a program that provides entry-level and apprenticeship career options? If so, our National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) HVAC program may be for you. HVAC technicians are also in unique entrepreneurial positions and may choose to own their own Heating and Air Businesses as their expertise grows. There is an increasing need for individuals with installation, maintenance, and repair skills.

Graduates will have opportunities for gainful entry-level employment and apprenticeship positions following this workforce course. Students may earn up to four levels of a highly recognized industry credential, NCCER HVAC Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4, by completing both written work online and hands-on work in an open-lab format. It’s possible if a student has intermediate HVAC knowledge and some accomplished industry experience, all four levels may be completed within the first 16 weeks.

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Upcoming Program Start Dates: 

HVAC Level 1 with Core & HVAC Level 3: August 26, 2024 - 4:00 PM

Earn the following Credentials:


  • Level 1 with Core
  • Levels 2, 3, or 4

Offered by Workforce Development at : 

Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center
118 E Danville Street South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 955-2252

For more information contact Vincent Brown at 434-774-4551 or by email at vincent.brown@southside.edu



  • Level 1 with Core - In-State: $847 |  Out-of-State: $2,541
  • Levels 2, 3, or 4 - In-State: $676 each | Out-of-State: $2,301

*The FastForward Credential Grant will help pay tuition costs for qualifying Virginians. Additional scholarships may also be available.


16 - 32 Weeks