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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)



Course Overview

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program provides students with a comprehensive education in the installation, maintenance, and repair of HVAC/R systems. Students learn a variety of skills, including piping, wiring, system installation and servicing, air duct fabrication, and ventilation system evaluation.

The program also emphasizes job-site safety, tool use, blueprint reading, and other fundamentals that are important in the HVAC/R industry. In addition, students have the opportunity to work with appliances from industry-recognized manufacturers and collaborate on projects that mirror real-world tasks.

This program offers a progressive learning experience, with first- and second-year students learning foundational skills and third- and fourth-year students tackling more advanced projects. Upperclassmen are encouraged to secure co-op positions with local companies to further develop their skills and gain practical experience in the field.

360' Virtual Tour

Virtual 360' Tour

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Bryan Frauens

Bryan Frauens

HVAC/R Instructor

Career Paths

  • Energy Engineer
  • Geothermal Technician
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker


Offers certifications in:

  • EPA Section 608
  • OSHA-10
  • Aerial Lift
  • CSST Installation/Service

Courses of Study

Proper Safety Procedures, Schematic Reading, Safe Use of HVAC/R Hand Tools, Prepare a Building Site, Safe Use of Power Tools, Diagnosing, Installing Equipment, Preventative Maintenance

College Credits

Students in this program are offered Articulation Agreements based on completion of the program. Learn More