How would you like a career that is cool? A career that is hot? A career that will let you chill out? You can have them all in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology. You can find employment in maintenance, service, installation, manufacturing, warehousing, food processing, storage, transport, delivering, sales, marketing, dispatching, supervision, and management involving HVACR equipment, systems, parts, materials, supplies, maintenance agreements, and advertising. Or become the owner of your own HVACR business. Employers include air conditioning and heating companies, refrigeration companies, appliance service companies, HVACR controls companies, food processing companies, refrigerated food storage and transport, pharmaceutical manufacturing, research and development, elderly care facilities, hospitals, marine HVACR, equipment distributors, parts, material, and supply houses, restaurant chains, restaurant equipment companies, banks, shopping malls, and schools and colleges.
Starting pay in this area can range from $21,000 to $32,000 for a 40-hour week, but overtime is commonplace in this career field which boosts your pay by time and a half or more, plus bonuses, incentives, commissions, and a company vehicle.
Credentials available: Diploma in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology
Average Class Size: 15 – 18
Things to Consider: This is a job for keeps. Our modern way of living will continue to require air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration and provide you job security. Regional job demand remains strong.
Curriculum Courses by Semester
Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology-Comfort Cooling Certificate (C35100CC)
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology-Heat Pump Certificate (C35100HP)
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology-Heating Technology Certificate (C35100HT)
Gainful Employment Report
Air, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology