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Associate in Applied Science

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Program Overview

Campus Location(s): Business & Technology
Program Coordinator: Cecil Davis, 816.604.5409

Degree and Certificates Awarded


HVAC and HVAC/R technicians install and maintain climate control systems. They work with mechanical, electrical and electronic components and the federal regulations that deal with heating and cooling equipment. They find work with contractors, utility companies, office buildings, plants and more.

In our program, you'll work with the same equipment you'll use on the job, and learn to:

  • Install and maintain the efficiency of climate control systems in residences and commercial settings.
  • Work with furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration units, heat pumps and boilers.
  • Have a mindset of work safety.
  • Troubleshoot problems.

Our HVAC/R job-ready certificate gets you ready for residential work in as little as 15 weeks. Our HVAC/R Advanced certificate includes commercial refrigeration, heat pumps and more. The A.A.S. degree includes courses for transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. Our program prepares you to take and pass EPA 608 refrigerant certification as well the industry recognized HVAC Excellence Certifications.

Last Modified: 11/11/15