HVAC & Refrigeration Technology

Both Degree and Certificate programs are available through HVAC and Refrigeration Technology. The HVAC Degree program length is two years*, while the HVAC Certificate program takes 12 months to complete.

The HVAC/R degree program is designed to prepare students for employment as technicians trained in testing, servicing and the maintenance of commercial, industrial and residential climate control equipment.

The HVAC training program includes hands-on laboratories featuring a variety of equipment: small room air conditioners, central air conditioning units, commercial freezers, refrigerators, and heating technologies. The curriculum includes courses in safety, design and energy management that will prepare them for the ever-expanding industry.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Courses Include:

  • Principles of Refrigeration
  • Electric Circuit Analysis
  • Commercial Systems Analysis and Service
  • Commercial and Residential
  • Air Conditioning Laboratory I & II
  • Safety Codes
  • Energy Management
  • New trends and regulations in building design
  • Operation and maintenance of HVAC/R equipment

Graduates are prepared to obtain Industry Certification Exams (ICE) for:

  • Light Commercial or Residential, North American Technician Excellence exam (NATE) and
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608, Refrigerant Reclaiming Technician Certification Program.

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