Vatterott College Adds Two New HVAC Training Programs in Des Moines

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New heating, air conditioning and refrigeration training programs prepare students with the technical skills to start a career in the commercial and residential sectors.

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What is unique about the HACR with Management degree is that it not only teaches the trade, but also focuses on how to run a successful business.

Vatterott College, 7000 Fleur Drive, has added two exciting new programs. The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Service Technician (HACR) diploma program and HACR with Management Associate of Occupational Studies Degree are enrolling now.

The HACR diploma program starts by teaching the basic principles of HVAC training and progresses toward more complicated concepts. Topics include hydronic heating and cooling systems, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration, and alternative and green energy. This hands-on HVAC training program in Des Moines provides the information and experience needed to get started in a career in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance field.

The HACR with Management is an Associate of Occupational Studies degree program that combines hands-on skills with training in the business aspects of the heating and air conditioning field. This degree focuses on management techniques, microeconomic principles and advancing HACR skills to make students more marketable in the industry. All of the knowledge and skills gained build to a capstone course where students earn industry credentials and certification.

    “What is unique about the HACR with Management degree is that it not only teaches the trade, but also focuses on how to run a successful business,” said, Sarah Bouma, Campus Director, Vatterott College, Des Moines. “Both of these programs will prepare students for entry level commercial and residential employment.”

Day and evening courses are available for the HACR and HACR with Management programs. Vatterott College offers practical hands-on-assistance and career training in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest. The Vatterott Campus in Des Moines also offers degrees in Computer Systems and Network Technology, Dental Assistant Specialist, Diesel Mechanics, and Medical Billing and Coding. Diploma programs are offered in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Maintenance Technician, Medical Assistant training, and Information Systems Security. There are twenty classrooms, a learning resource center, and a student lounge in the school. The Diesel Mechanic area has a large shop that can hold up to three full size semi cabs and three welding areas with all the proper safety equipment.

Vatterott College
7000 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321

About Vatterott College
Vatterott College has been dedicated to providing quality career training to students seeking the skills necessary to advance in their field since 1969. Vatterott, with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, has campuses across the Midwest, offering education in high-demand fields. Diploma, associate and bachelor degrees are offered in trade industries and computer technology, with 25 locations, as well as an online division, across ten states. To learn more, please visit

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