Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology (HVAC-R)

Program Description:

With air conditioning, heating and refrigeration (HVAC) credentials you will be able to install, maintain, and repair HVAC systems. Job responsibilities can include selecting, installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing residential and light commercial systems.

Classes cover air conditioning, furnaces, tools, instrumentation, residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

Graduates should qualify for employment as HVAC technicians, HVAC service technicians, HVAC installers, and HVAC mechanics. Because of the rising demand for trained technicians, employment opportunities of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are excellent.

Upon completion, graduates should be prepared to sit for industry-recognized certification exams, which demonstrate job readiness to employers.

Technical Standards – These technical standards have been established to inform students of the skills and standards necessary for completion of the HVAC-R program.

Employment Opportunities
Graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/ or installation of residential and light commercial systems.

Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates:

  • ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY   |   2 Years to Complete
    Download Curriculum Map (A35100)
  • DIPLOMA IN AIR CONDITIONING, HEATING, AND REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY   |   1.5 Years to Complete
    Download Curriculum Map (D35100)   |   Print Gainful Employment Disclosure
  • CERTIFICATE IN HEATING FUNDAMENTALS   |   1 Year to Complete
    Download Curriculum Map (C35100B)
  • CERTIFICATE IN HEAT PUMPS   |   1 Year to Complete
    Download Curriculum Map (C35100C)
  • CERTIFICATE IN REFRIGERATION   |   1.5 Years to Complete
    Download Curriculum Map (C35100D)
  • CTE PATHWAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS   |   1 Year to Complete

To learn more about degree, diploma, and certificate programs in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration, contact:
Ben Dorfield
Faculty, Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Mark Little
Department Chair, Computer and Industrial Technologies

Dr. Maria Lander
Dean, School of Professional Occupations and Public Services