Associate of Applied Science
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
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.
- 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.