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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology

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Delivery: Daytime classes only
Start: Fall or Spring Semester; Full- or Part-Time

HVAC Technology—Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
HVAC Technician—Diploma (48 credits)
Heating—Certificate (30 credits)
Cooling—Certificate (30 credits)

About the Program


Service and installation of heating and cooling equipment. The main emphasis is on domestic, with some instruction on light commercial. When finished the student will have the EPA's Section 608 Clean Air Act Certification. In addition to these core concepts, the General Education courses required will help ensure individuals have the necessary oral, written and critical thinking skills to help them with their professional responsibilities.

Due to the high demand for this program, the college cannot guarantee that students will start their career/occupational coursework in their early semesters. General education courses and other program requirements are usually available.

The specialty of the heating and air conditioning service technician is the installation, repair and maintenance of environmental control equipment. Business, industry and government agencies employ technicians in sales and service for research and development.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Salary Data


  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
    Average Wage: $26.07/hour
    Top Earners: $34.53/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology - AAS 60 Credits

  • Service, repair, and replace residential and commercial HVAC-R equipment.
  • Maintain, order and stock supplies used in HVAC-R service and repair.
  • Perform and keep records of service work completed with residential and commercial customers.
  • Demonstrate proper safety, use, storage, and disposal of refrigerant as governed by the EPA.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and use of tools used in the HVAC industry.

HVAC Technician - Diploma 48 Credits

  • Service, repair, and replace residential and commercial HVAC-R equipment.
  • Maintain, order and stock supplies used in HVAC-R service and repair.
  • Perform and keep records of service work completed with residential and commercial customers.
  • Demonstrate proper safety, use, storage, and disposal of refrigerant as governed by the EPA.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and use of tools used in the HVAC industry.

Cooling - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Service, repair, and replace residential and commercial cooling equipment.
  • Maintain, order and stock supplies used in cooling service and repair.
  • Perform and keep records of service work completed with residential and commercial customers.
  • Demonstrate proper safety, use , storage, and disposal of refrigerant as governed by EPA.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and use of tools used in the HVAC industry.

Heating - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Service, repair, and replace residential and commercial heating equipment.
  • Maintain, order and stock supplies used in heating service and repair.
  • Perform and keep records of service work completed with residential and commercial customers.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and use of tools used in the HVAC industry.

Program Prerequisites


  1. Ability to use hand and power tools, climb ladders, lift heavy objects and mobility to gain access to parts of mechanical systems.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Dennis Kerschner651.779.3433dennis.kerschner@century.eduRoom 1326 East
Pat Cramer651.773.1719pat.cramer@century.eduRoom 1326 East