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HVAC Engineering Technology


About the Program

This Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors and theory of refrigeration are included. Advanced work in commercial HVAC includes reach-in and walk-in units found in stores, dairies, and markets. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning, temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning, installation and troubleshooting of equipment. Students are required to provide their own basic tools.


Career Opportunities

HVAC technicians work on both residential and commercial systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for these specialists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. In 2012, the median annual salary for HVAC technicians was $43,640.


Degrees & Certificates

  • Energy Audit A.A.S.
  • Fast-Track Weatherization A.A.S.
  • HET Supervisor A.A.S.
  • Industrial Refrigeration A.A.S.
  • Light Commercial HVAC A.A.S.
  • Residential HVAC A.A.S.
  • Stationary Engineer A.A.S.
  • HET Core Certificate
  • Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate
  • Light Commercial HVAC Certificate
  • Electrical Troubleshooting Technician Certificate
  • Energy Audit Certificate
  • HET Supervisor Certificate
  • HVAC Office Assistant Certificate
  • Industrial Refrigeration Certificate
  • Plumbing and Pipefitting Certificate
  • Residential Air Conditioning Technician Certificate
  • Residential Energy Auditing Certificate
  • Residential Heating Technician Certificate
  • Residential HVAC Certificate
  • Residential Weatherizing Certificate
  • Stationary Engineer Certificate

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