The HVAC-R Engineering Technology program develops well-rounded students prepared for careers or additional education in the HVAC-R field. Students in the certificate program are prepared for entry-level careers in residential and light commercial HVAC-R installation, with introductory training in service. Students completing the ETAC/ABET accredited Associate Degree are prepared for a variety of careers in commercial/industrial HVAC-R as well as to continue on for a Bachelor's degree.
ETAC/ABET accredited curriculum balances theory and practical applications. The HVAC-R Engineering Technology program's objectives are to prepare students with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application installation, manufacturing, operation, marketing and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Students completing the sequence of courses will have competence in the program areas of air-conditioning processes, heating/cooling load calculations, ventilation principles, pipe and duct sizing and design, controls, and system components.