Explore Academic Programs - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) and Refrigeration Technology


This associate degree or certificate program provides students a solid foundation for starting a rewarding career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field. 

Those with the ability to master the fundamentals in mechanical and electrical theory, maintenance and troubleshooting will find this career very rewarding. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customers with assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction is a plus.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Refrigeration mechanic and installer

Potential Earnings: $21.69 hourly, $45,110 annually

Market Growth Rate: higher than average (14%)

Heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer

Potential Earnings: $21.69 hourly, $45,110 annually 

Market Growth Rate: higher than average (14%)


Degrees and Certificates

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration. It provides entry-level, industry-validated “hands-on” instruction using current technologies and equipment.

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Heating, Aair Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer

60 credit hours, two years full time
Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion 

Heating, Air Conditioning and Rrefrigeration  - Level II Certificate

45 credit hours, two years full time
Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion 

Residential Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Level I Certificate 

39 credit hours, two years full time
Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Certificate of Completion Level I

Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Level I Certificate

38 credit hours, two years full time
Central Campus Evening & Weekend