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 percent)

Heating and air conditioning mechanic and installer

Potential earnings: $21.69 hourly; $45,110 annually 

Market growth rate: higher than average (14 percent)

Know Your Path? CTC Pathway

Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. The certificate develops skills for more immediate employability. The associate degree adds additional specialized coursework along with more general academic courses.

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.

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

Contact the Department

For more information about this program visit

 Industrial Technology-HVAC

Instructor: Jay Jackson
Phone: 254-501-3027, Email: jay.jackson@ctcd.edu