Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 64.00

Program Overview

This program is also known as HVAC Technology. The job of technician in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States. The job encompasses the design, testing, sales, installation, maintenance, and servicing of commercial air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems and equipment. Within the industry there is also an increasing emphasis on the conservation of energy, indoor air quality and the use of computerized temperature controls.

This comprehensive program provides technical training that includes

-calculating a building's energy requirements,

-selecting heating and cooling equipment,

-designing heating and cooling systems, and

-troubleshooting these systems for efficient energy use.

In the college's air conditioning and heating laboratory, students test heating and cooling systems and perform troubleshooting and servicing.

Area employers offer part-time work to students enrolled in this program. Strong support and input from employers ensures that the program is up to date and that the equipment students work with is current with equipment used in the industry.