Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Description for HVAC
This program provides all of the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment as an entry-level Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician. Our students obtain extensive hands-on experience in the repair, maintenance and installation of a wide variety of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems.
Both residential and commercial systems are covered to provide students with a wide variety of experience. Classes in HVAC are taught by lecture and followed by appropriate laboratory experiences, building both hands-on and application skills. The HVAC program will provide the opportunity for students to complete Industry Competency Residential and Light Commercial Competency Exams.
Award Options for HVAC
- Associate of Applied Science - HVAC
- Diploma - HVAC (one year)
- Certificate - HVAC (two semesters)
- Apprenticeship Certificate
Job Outlook for HVAC
Employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to increase 34 percent during the 2010-20 decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the population and stock of buildings grows, so does the demand for residential, commercial, and industrial climate-control systems. Median hourly wages of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers were $19.08 in May 2010. The middle 50 percent earned between $14.94 and $24.84 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $12.19, and the top 10 percent earned more than $30.59.
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