Refrigeration Heating AC


Associate Degree Program

If you would like a career as a professional in the heating, ventilation, air condition, and refrigeration field, this associate degree will provide you with the expert knowledge and skills you need to succeed. The program offers a combination of classroom studies and a wealth of hands on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories to prepare you for professional career opportunities. You will also acquire the knowledge to successfully pass industry competency exams and the ability to analyze energy systems. 

This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:

  • Heating and air conditioning systems designer/installer
  • Residential heating and air conditioning systems service and manitenance contractor
  • Commercial refrigeration systems technician
  • Heat pump technician
  • Manage energy systems
What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $26,000 - $36,000 ($13-18/hour).

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Exhibit professionalism in the workplace that satisfies job requirements including adherence to safety and environmental concerns related to the proper use and handling of refrigerants.
  2. Interpret the operation or residential and commercial HVACR systems and related electrical wiring diagrams and schematics.
  3. Apply knowledge of electrical power distribution, high and low voltage controls and the applied electrical theory as it relates to HVACR equipment.
  4. Perform installation, service, and repair of residential and commercial HVACR equipment.
  5. Explain scientific principles as they relate to HVACR system operation.
  6. Safely use tools, instruments, and equipment related to the HVACR industry.
  7. Determine the heat load on a structure and performance of the air distribution system.
  8. Explain the principles of operation, service, and repair of residential and commercial HVACR systems.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology...

Campus-Specific Refrigeration Heating AC Information
This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.

David LaFazia
Department Chair
(302) 259-6695

The HVACR program of this institution has been evaluated by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) and meets the standards for HVACR training the following areas:

  • Residential A/C and Heating
  • Light Commercial A/C and Heating
  • Commercial Refrigeration

Effective Dates: 3/1/2013 - 2/28/2018

This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.
This program is offered at the Georgetown Campus.