Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Technology
Students in the HVAC program study heating, ventilation, and air conditioning theory and the design and construction of equipment. They also learn the basics of installation, maintenance, and repair. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics are skilled workers who install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Students should have a mechanical aptitude and should be in good physical condition, because workers sometimes have to lift heavy equipment.
The successful graduate may find employment as a:
The degree program prepares students for the refrigerant-handling certification test, which is administered on campus, and teaches advanced HVAC classes and safety and business classes to prepare the student for a supervisory/ management position or potentially owning their own business.