What skills do students learn in this program?
Students in the Air Conditioning Technology associate degree program gain skills in refrigeration fundamentals, principles and practices, systems components, HVACR electrical fundamentals, electrical motors, components and controls, air conditioning system applications and installation, gas heat, heat pumps and related systems, troubleshooting air conditioning, residential system design and commercial refrigeration design.
Learning opportunities develop academic, occupational and professional knowledge and skill required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practical application necessary for successful employment.
What types of students thrive in the program and in this career field? Those who:
- are mechanically inclined
- have strong soft skills
- employ good work ethics
What types of jobs are available to graduates of this program? Where can they work?
The employment opportunities range from service and installation of residential and commercial HVAC systems to work as refrigeration mechanics, maintenance mechanics and service technicians. Graduates may work for property managements, supermarkets, service companies and in commercial office buildings.