Heating and Air Conditioning Technology is a post secondary Associate in Applied Science Degree instructional program with a certificate option that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating and cooling systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), and Air Conditioning.
Refrigeration Institute (ARI). Included are air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems. Students enrolling in the certificate option program must have a high school diploma or equivalency.