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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology

Be in Demand… Let Sinclair’s HVACR Programs Help You Get You There!

Sinclair Community College’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (HVACR ET) department offers a variety of programs in this diverse field. We offer courses covering topics in heating and ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, industrial ventilation, controls, system analysis and design using computers, project planning and estimation.

Through balanced studies in theory and practical, hands-on applications, our programs help you receive a well-rounded education that prepares you for professional careers and/or additional education in HVAC and refrigeration engineering technology.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy hands-on activities and working with different HVAC R technologies.
  • You find the HVAC engineering technology field to be interesting and want to learn more.
  • You are interested in gaining skills needed by individuals and businesses across the nation.
  • You would like to work in an industry that is ever-changing and advancing.

From apprenticeships to commercial service, our programs strive to prepare you with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the design, application installation, manufacturing, operation, marketing and maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration systems. With increasingly advanced technology changing this field, more educated professionals are in demand. Our hands-on laboratory work will give you the advantage of real experience and familiarity with these changing systems. We take great pride in arming our graduates with the education and experience needed to pursue rewarding, growth-oriented careers in the HVAC R industry.

Short-term Technical Certificate

HVAC Light Commercial & Residential Service

This program is intended for entry-level students or residential service technicians desiring careers as light commercial HVAC service technicians. This program is a hands-on troubleshooting and service program geared to the light commercial HVAC industry including convenience stores, restaurants, strip malls and any other type of small business concern. Students learn the basics of heating, cooling, distribution and control of these HVAC systems. The hands-on component uses the types of equipment installed in the field.

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Degree Programs

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology - Associate of Applied Science

This degree is designed for entry-level students pursuing careers in the HVACR industries, as well as experienced technicians in need of upgrade training. The program focuses on the basic operating principles of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, allowing one to pursue careers in sales, service, design, facilities operation, project management or as a laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer. These principles are presented through lecture and laboratory exercises in a step-by-step fashion by addressing refrigeration, heating, distribution, filtration and control as individual subsystems. Upper-level courses tie the subsystems together to discuss how they interact, providing the HVACR technician or designer with knowledge regarding proper system operation.

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Program Accreditation Information
Accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., www.abet.org


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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some of the HVACR program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration engineering technologies, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: