Lowe's HVACR Technician Career Diploma –Online Program

Offered by: Guild Education

College credits:

Course length: up to 10 months, self-paced



For Lowe's Employees: Now available in Charlotte, Denver, Pittsburgh, Richmond. 

This eight course program will help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for performing HVACR repair jobs in a variety of settings - including school systems, manufacturers, and large organizations that have commercial systems to cool or refrigerate products.

Take courses online and study where and when you want, at your own pace. Designed to help you prepare for HVAC Certification, our affordable training program also includes an EPA Certification preparatory manual, an EPA Certification test voucher, and exam registration.​

  • Comprehend mathematical processes and use of formulas necessary for design, evaluation, and installation of HVACR systems
  • Understand composition and usage of HVACR materials, equipment, and tools required for installation and diagnostic tasks
  • Recognize safety procedures and established regulations related to workplace and job requirements
  • Understand the refrigeration cycle, gas laws, and properties of refrigerants required for diagnostic and systems design
  • Comprehend drawings, technical diagrams, and specification charts required for installation and repair of HVACR systems
  • Understand theories and processes for evaluating and installing electrical systems and controls
  • Comprehend procedures for installing, inspecting, testing, repairing, and maintaining HVACR systems
  • Recognize procedures for following government regulations regarding the conservation, recovery, and recycling of refrigerants
  • Know procedures for following government regulations regarding the conservation, recovery, and recycling of refrigerants


  • Math for the Trades and Nature of Electricity: 
         This course reinforces what you already know about math and applies your math skills to solve
         real-world trades-related problems. You’ll also describe the importance of
         electricity and understand fundamental concepts relating to electricity.
  • Fundamentals of HVACR: 
         You’ll study the need for a broad range of technical skills to
         work with heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration
         systems. You’ll also develop the ability to recognize and correctly employ
         the tools, equipment, and common materials used by HVACR technicians.
  • Refrigeration Systems: 
         This course teaches system operations and the basic practices for maintenance and
         troubleshooting of air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. You’ll also
         learn about the law for handling refrigerants.
  • Electrical Systems: 
         You’ll learn about electrical power and the operating
         characteristics of equipment, circuits, motors, and control devices.
         You’ll also use schematics to determine the expected operation of an
         electrical system and connect circuit components.
  • Residential and Light Commercial HVACR Systems:
         You’ll describe how air-conditioning and heating systems
         are installed and serviced in residential and smaller commercial
         applications. You’ll also receive practical tips and instructions.
  • HVACR System Design and Installation:
         This course describes building and duct design and HVACR system placement.
         You’ll explore the skills required to properly install an air distribution
         system and learn about commercial-scale hydronic heating systems and the
         boilers that serve as their heat source, and identify common problems with
         these systems.
  • Commercial Refrigeration and HVACR Maintenance:
         This course identifies components used in commercial refrigeration
         systems. You’ll study the three categories of “everyday tasks” you’ll
         encounter while working in the field: installation, maintenance, and
         troubleshooting. You’ll also study lithium bromide absorption systems.

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in this program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling.

Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


Depending on employer Tuition Assitance policy and eligibility, Guild students can pay as little as $0 in out-of-pocket costs by taking advantage of:
  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
  • The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and/or $2000 Lifetime Learning Credit.
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.


Guild's courses are designed to support the needs of working adults.

You can take this course online, at your own speed. In addition to your self-paced materials, you will also participate in live, virtual sessions for one hour each week with peers and an instructor. You will receive support from your personal coach and a lead instructor - both are committed to your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tell me more about Guild Education.
Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.