These programs are designed for students desiring to prepare themselves for a career in residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration. They provide entry-level, industry-validated, hands-on training using current technologies and equipment.

Studies include air conditioning and refrigeration principles and theory, electrical theory and application, gas and electrical heating, A/C central principles, residential and commercial air conditioning, system design, commercial refrigeration, heat pumps and troubleshooting.

The AAS degree program includes additional academic courses. The technical content of both programs is the same. Update training is available in either program. Interactive computer-aided training is used to enhance some courses. These programs prepare the student to take the Refrigerant Transition and Recovery Type I, II, III, and Universal certification tests. These tests are given on central campus through the Continuing Education office or through Home Study program.

The instructional staff has an average of 12 years field and teaching experience. All hold a Universal Refrigerant Transition and Recovery certification. Their technical experience is kept current by attending update seminars, trade shows and manufacturer training.

You must see a Skills Center Counselor before enrollment.

Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Repairer (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (CC)
Level II
45 credit hours, two years full time
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians Assistant (CC)
Level I
19 credit hours
Residential Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (CC)
Level I
20 credit hours
Course Descriptions

The program instructors are members of the following organizations: Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRE).

These programs are offered at central campus and at various continental and international sites.

For more information, see Program Options.