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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology


Career Description

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum, provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.  Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety.

Career Information

Graduates should qualify for entry level employment in several areas of the HVACR field. Let us help you prepare for a career in:

  • HVACR Contractors
  • Educational Institutions
  • Industries Facilities Maintenance
  • Supermarkets
  • Retail Businesses

Entry-Level Salary

Starting salary about $12.00/hour up to $20.00 plus/hour with experience.

The following is a list of local employers in the field of Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology:

 Program Requirements

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology  Diploma is a 46-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 34 credit hours. The program also consists of 12 general education credit hours and six credit hours of additional track courses.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to work with industry, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills, enjoy problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Associate Degree, Diploma or Certificate Programs, contact Michael Levinson, Department Chair, at 910-272-3471, or Timothy Bryant, Discipline Lead, at 910-272-3473, email