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Schools Offering Hvac Programs in California
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Around 0.2% of California's graduates graduate from HVAC certificate programs every year. That means an estimated 2,130 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from California's 39 HVAC schools each year.
The top-ranked school in California with a HVAC program is Institute for Business and Technology, which is located in Santa Clara. In 2010, it was ranked 63rd nationwide. 88 students graduated with a certificate in HVAC from Institute for Business and Technology in 2010.
The second-ranked school in California that has a HVAC program is Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center. Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center, which was ranked 66th in the country in 2010, is located in Sacramento. In 2010, 32 students graduated from Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center HVAC program.
CET-Coachella, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in California that has a HVAC program. It is located in Coachella. In 2010, CET-Coachella graduated 61 students from its HVAC programs. Tuition at CET-Coachella was $0 per year.
Hvac schools in California, charge students an average tuition of $2,652 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $17,407 per year, or as little as $624 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at California HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:
- Wyotech-Long Beach - located in Long Beach, students are charged $17,407 per year
- Wyotech-Fremont - located in Fremont, students are charged $16,099 per year
- San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield - located in Bakersfield, students are charged $13,418 per year
The HVAC schools in California that charged the lowest tuition rates were:
- San Joaquin Delta College - located in Stockton, students are charged $624 per year
- Sacramento City College - located in Sacramento, students are charged $644 per year
- Cypress College - located in Cypress, students are charged $656 per year
A HVAC certificate from a California school... what next?
The highest percentage of HVAC graduates in California pursue careers as a heating and air conditioning mechanic. California had 15,870 heating and air conditioning mechanics in 2010. The largest populations of California heating and air conditioning mechanics are working in the following counties:
- Los Angeles County - 3,920 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Riverside County - 1,890 heating and air conditioning mechanics
- Orange County - 1,690 heating and air conditioning mechanics
According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 23,100 heating and air conditioning mechanics working in the California then.
A heating and air conditioning mechanic in California earns $50,720 per year on average. In 2010, however, some California heating and air conditioning mechanics earned as little as less than $22,910 per year or as much as more than $106,430 per year. On average a heating and air conditioning mechanic earns the most in the following California counties:
- Napa County - $69,470 per year
- Alameda County - $66,460 per year
- Solano County - $62,860 per year
On average, heating and air conditioning mechanics earns the least in the following California counties:
- Del Norte County - $37,310 per year
- Ventura County - $39,550 per year
- Shasta County - $40,050 per year
The charts and graphs below have additional California statistics regarding a career in HVAC. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as plumbing or carpentry.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Hvac in California
- Certificate in Hvac in California
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|7,776 miles from location||Riverside Community College||Riverside||CA||15.8854||n/a||36,586|
|7,817 miles from location||East Los Angeles College||Monterey Park||CA||16.3274||n/a||35,717|
|7,962 miles from location||City College of San Francisco||San Francisco||CA||19.5231||n/a||32,950|
|7,800 miles from location||Mt. San Antonio College||Walnut||CA||19.4628||n/a||29,935|
|7,820 miles from location||Long Beach City College||Long Beach||CA||13.8435||n/a||27,894|
|7,780 miles from location||Palomar College||San Marcos||CA||16.5038||n/a||27,442|
|7,830 miles from location||El Camino Community College District||Torrance||CA||15.8275||n/a||27,237|
|7,893 miles from location||Sacramento City College||Sacramento||CA||14.8295||n/a||27,171|
|7,848 miles from location||Fresno City College||Fresno||CA||13.5394||n/a||25,511|
|7,811 miles from location||Orange Coast College||Costa Mesa||CA||19.3061||n/a||25,316|
|7,898 miles from location||San Joaquin Delta College||Stockton||CA||16.8338||n/a||20,223|
|7,787 miles from location||San Diego City College||San Diego||CA||12.0991||n/a||18,074|
|7,823 miles from location||Los Angeles Trade Technical College||Los Angeles||CA||12.531||n/a||15,968|
|7,806 miles from location||Antelope Valley College||Lancaster||CA||16.6671||n/a||15,705|
|7,814 miles from location||Cypress College||Cypress||CA||15.6296||n/a||15,439|
|7,770 miles from location||San Bernardino Valley College||San Bernardino||CA||10.4241||n/a||14,916|
|7,951 miles from location||Laney College||Oakland||CA||18.6398||n/a||13,627|
|7,832 miles from location||College of the Sequoias||Visalia||CA||12.9685||n/a||13,322|
|7,800 miles from location||Citrus College||Glendora||CA||12.4755||n/a||12,895|
|7,945 miles from location||San Jose City College||San Jose||CA||11.6946||n/a||12,364|
|7,961 miles from location||College of San Mateo||San Mateo||CA||15.1982||n/a||11,310|
|7,870 miles from location||Merced College||Merced||CA||10.9318||n/a||10,446|
|7,725 miles from location||College of the Desert||Palm Desert||CA||11.9919||n/a||10,193|
|7,692 miles from location||Imperial Valley College||Imperial||CA||12.7761||n/a||8,831|
|7,869 miles from location||Oxnard College||Oxnard||CA||16.1276||n/a||8,642|
|7,826 miles from location||Wyotech-Long Beach||Long Beach||CA||30.384||100%||2,166|
|7,941 miles from location||Wyotech-Fremont||Fremont||CA||31.6257||100%||1,926|
|7,891 miles from location||Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center||Sacramento||CA||33.6513||n/a||1,618|
|7,842 miles from location||Institute of Technology Inc||Clovis||CA||25.1382||n/a||1,182|
|7,839 miles from location||San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield||Bakersfield||CA||21.5469||n/a||877|
|7,845 miles from location||San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno||Fresno||CA||20.4501||n/a||870|
|7,946 miles from location||Institute for Business and Technology||Santa Clara||CA||37.426||100%||691|
|7,881 miles from location||San Joaquin Valley College-Rancho Cordova||Rancho Cordova||CA||19.5685||n/a||356|
|7,891 miles from location||CET-Sacramento||Sacramento||CA||25.018||n/a||249|
|7,768 miles from location||CET-San Bernardino||San Bernardino||CA||30.1108||n/a||214|
|7,714 miles from location||CET-Coachella||Coachella||CA||32.7647||n/a||213|
|7,728 miles from location||Mayfield College||Cathedral City||CA||n/a||n/a||121|
|7,808 miles from location||Brownson Technical School||Anaheim||CA||30.4621||n/a||79|
|7,830 miles from location||Adelante Career Institute||Panorama City||CA||25.9585||n/a||53|
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers +||15,870||$50,720||4.5%|
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