How would you like a career that’s cool? A career that’s hot? An essential career? You can have them all in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology.
This program will give you the skills needed to work with residential and light commercial systems. You’ll learn about mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments.
Employers include air conditioning and heating companies, refrigeration companies, appliance service companies, HVACR controls companies, food processing companies, and much more. You could even become the owner of your own HVACR business.
15 – 18
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.
Students are required to purchase tools and test equipment, and you may have to pay a $25 EPA Refrigerant Certification Fee. Also, some field trips and special meetings require fees.
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.
Employment: Possible employers include
Salary: 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.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.
Air Conditioning / Heating / Refrigeration Instructor