The heating, air conditioning and refrigeration associate of applied science degree prepares the individual for a technical service career in residential or light commercial/industrial environmental systems. The student will study the mechanical and electrical/electronic systems involved in contemporary environmental controls.

Students will receive practice in installation, troubleshooting inoperative equipment, and performing preventive maintenance on air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.

The HVAC program will be housed in the Sheila McCarthy Umphrey Industrial Technology Center that will open in the Fall 2017 Semester. Students with a HVAC major must earn a minimum grade of ‘C’ in all technical courses in the Recommended Program of Study.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrates standard safety procedures as required in industry.
  • Troubleshoots air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
  • Prepares to pass the EPA Section 608 certification exam.
  • Demonstrates ability to read diagrams and schematics.
  • Identifies shop tools.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of electricity.

Critical Thinking
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Social Responsibility
Personal Responsibility
Time Management

Career Information

An Associate of Applied Science degree in HVAC opens opportunities in Service Technician, Air Conditioning Unit Installers, Refrigeration Mechanic, HVAC Business Owner, Heating and Air Conditioning Salesperson.

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Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
HART 1300 HVAC Duct Fabrication 3
HART 1301 Basic Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 1303 Air Conditioning Control Principles 3
HART 1307 Refrigeration Principles 3
HART 1310 HVAC Shop Practices and Tools 3
Second Semester
HART 1341 Residential Air Conditioning 3
HART 1345 Gas and Electric Heating 3
HART 1356 EPA Recovery Certification Preparation 3
HART 2331 Advanced Electricity for HVAC 3
HART 2338 Air Conditioning Installation and Startup 3
Third Semester
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
HART 2341 Commercial Air Conditioning 3
HART 2342 Commercial Refrigeration 3
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences 3
XXXX x3xx Social/Behavioral Science 3
Fourth Semester
XXXX x3xx Humanities/Fine Arts 3
HART 2336/HART 2388 Air Conditioning Troubleshooting or Internship-Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 3
HART 2345 Residential Air Conditioning Systems Design 3
HART 2349 Heat Pumps 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3
Total   60

Students may pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology.

Students may pursue EPA Certification Type I, TypeII or Type III.

What kind of salary can I expect?

According to O*NET OnLine the role of drafter has a bright outlook and the local salary is  typically $22.07 per hour. Other areas of the state have a slightly higher salary range.

How long will the degree take?

The typical amount of time to complete an associate’s degree is two years. A certificate usually takes one year to complete.

Do you have job placement help?

正规靠谱赌博软件 does provide job assistance. We have a job board that all students can access throughout their time at school.

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Associate of Applied Science


Morgan Chaddick

Program Director

Umphrey Industrial Technology Center, Office 201G


Two-Year Program
Leads to a BS in Industrial Technology at a four-year college/university


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