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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

What You'll Learn

You will learn to install, service and maintain climate control systems, as well as mechanical, electrical and electronic components in heating and cooling equipment.

What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

You can work as an HVAC service technician, commercial refrigeration service technician, HVAC systems installer, salesperson or service manager. Our alumni have worked for Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, A.B. May, Climate Control Heating & Cooling and many more companies.

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.

What You'll Make

The average salary in this field is about $50,000 per year. This career has a high job growth rate of more than 20 percent.

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Last Modified: 7/25/16