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Associate of Applied Science

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

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We have a lower student-to-teacher ratio, so you get a lot more attention.
Tom Spendlove Baker instructor, Engineering

As a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technician, you install, maintain, and repair the components and systems for heating, cooling, ventilation and refrigeration (HVAC&R). Technicians often specialize in one type of equipment, such as furnaces, central air conditioning, or commercial refrigeration.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Install, maintain, and repair heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems through classwork and internships and/or cooperative education
  • Develop cost estimates and design HVAC&R applications

This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.

Career Facts

  • The average annual salary for HVAC Technicians is $40,600.
  • Employment for HVAC Technicians is expected to grow by about 9 percent through 2016, which is about average.
  • Industry and equipment certification exams are offered through a variety of organizations, such as HVAC Excellence and Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Safety Coalition. Taking and passing these exams certifies competency and may increase advancement opportunities.
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