Get the Skills to Begin a Career in Heating, Ventillation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in as few as 12 Months

Flexibility and variety are two benefits of a career in the HVACR industry. YTI Career Institute's HVACR program intensively covers the service, installation and repair of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Students will develop an understanding of the electrical and mechanical principles related to gas and oil heating units, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. This rapidly expanding field provides new job opportunities in both light commercial and residential environments.

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Fast Facts

Hybrid Program – Lecture online, labs on campus
Offered at: York, PA

  • Students earn a Diploma in as few as 12 months!
  • You can earn your 30 hour OSHA Certification, and EPA Certification – First test fee cost included
  • YTI provides hands-on training using real equipment in a well-stocked training lab
  • Classes taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.

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There are no state-based licensing requirements in Pennsylvania for general HVACR work. Certain counties, townships or cities may have their own requirements, so students are encouraged to research regulations in the areas they intend to work. Refer to the state licensing board for more information on requirements in commercial HVACR.

Students have the opportunity to earn their EPA Section 608A and OSHA 30 certification.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: August 12, 2024

At YTI Career Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!

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Delivery of Hybrid Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 25-30 hours per week for instruction, labs, activities, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems

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Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

Financial Aid

Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

Career Services

Why YTI?


At YTI, you're taught by instructors who have actually worked in the field - so you benefit from their real-world knowledge.


Industry-modeled Training
YTI provides hands-on training using real equipment in a well-stocked training lab. At YTI Career Institute, you get real-world training that is industry modeled and results oriented. As a YTI HVACR graduate, you will be prepared to step into a variety of industries with a solid foundation for success!


Job Placement Assistance
While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Services Department networks with prospective employers to match businesses that have employment needs with YTI graduates suited for those positions.



YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).