Why Heating & Air Conditioning?


HVAC technicians have great job security as HVAC services will always be needed and, with many consumers making the change to more efficient systems, HVAC companies nationwide are looking for qualified technicians.

These programs equip students with all the necessary skills and knowledge to install, repair and maintain refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. Students learn the fundamental concepts of electricity, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, plus installation and preventive maintenance and EPA certification preparation, with special attention given to the integration of green technologies. Advanced courses in the associate degree program develop more sophisticated design and application skills. The degree program also prepares graduates for advancement to management.

 

What Type of Program Are You Looking For?

Heating & Air Conditioning, A.S. (313.4)

This program provides the student an opportunity to learn the concepts and practices of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment along with the electrical knowledge required to work in this fast-growing industry.

HVAC certification exams are given during the program to allow the student to obtain industry competencies and licenses in key areas of HVAC/R. Proper workplace communications and customer relations are discussed. In addition, the students receive electrical training in basic and advanced circuitry, electrical safety and basic motor controls. Advanced courses in this Associates Degree program introduce the student to residential heat load calculations, duct design, hydronic system design, variable frequency drives, economizers, pneumatics and building automation systems such as direct digital control (DDC). Academic courses in this program provide the student with opportunities for future workforce advancement. 

Heating & Air Conditioning Technology, Certificate (312.3)

This program provides the student an opportunity to learn the concepts and practices of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment along with the electrical knowledge required to work in this fast-growing industry.

EPA certification exams are administered during the program to allow the student to purchase and safely handle refrigerants. Proper workplace communications and customer relations will be discussed. In addition, the student will receive electrical training in basic circuitry, electrical safety and basic motor controls. 

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