Apr 18, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Program Description

The heating, air conditioning and refrigeration program prepares students for employment in those areas which deal with temperature, humidity, and air purity of buildings or spaces where some type of control is needed. Students may specialize in heating and air conditioning, residential refrigeration, or commercial refrigeration. One and two year options available. See advisor for more information.

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration graduates are prepared to:

  • Use and understand common terms used in the field.
  • Use safe work practices.
  • Use knowledge of the refrigeration cycle to troubleshoot problems.
  • Use knowledge of electrical theory to troubleshoot electrical problems.
  • Install & size HVAC equipment.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include calculating heat loads, systems design, equipment selection, installation of test instruments, and troubleshooting. Some students may be employed by contractors in the field and others may be self-employed operating their own business. Job opportunities are usually very good in this field. Career and employment services are provided by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they might take to complete their educational goals, the proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her advisor prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science