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  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

    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

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, commonly called HVAC, is the 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.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

Salary Data

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
Average Wage: $28.38/hour
Top Earners: $42.97/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.mnscu.edu

Learning Outcomes

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 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.

Prerequisites

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