Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program overview


Think about the increased need for energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Consider the impact of new energy codes and technology advancements. Then you will understand why training in the residential/commercial HVAC field prepares you for outstanding career opportunities. With the skills you gain at HTC, you will be in demand as a trained professional in residential/commercial air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Learn what it takes to work on heat/cool rooftop units, high-efficiency electronically controlled forced air furnaces and hydronic boilers, chillers and large-building computerized energy management control systems, ice cube machines, walk-in coolers/freezers and display cases. With HVAC training, the possibilities are unlimited.

Program information

  • Class Time: Days, Evenings, & Saturdays
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus & Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills Required

Students seeking a degree or diploma in architectural technology typically have an interest in architectural design, construction technology, interior design, or related fields. If you’re ready to Get Started, you can begin the admissions process now. If you have questions, contact Enrollment Services for helpful information.

Job Outlook

Employment opportunities in the residential/commercial heating, cooling, air conditioning and refrigeration field are based on each individual`s goals and qualifications. Opportunities exist in management, sales, service, installation and maintenance of HVAC and refrigeration equipment. Possible positions include: installer, quality control technician, service technician, manufacturer`s representative, sales consultant, layout person and designer. In addition, the A.A.S. degree will help qualify individuals for management positions in the sales, installation, and service of HVAC equipment.

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Industry partners

Program faculty meet with the advisory committee bi-annually. The advisory committee consists of industry professionals and student representatives. The advisory committee advises the faculty on budget proposals, industry trends, technology, industry news, curriculum goals, and new courses.

 

Accreditation and Affiliations

  • The HVAC program is accredited by HVAC Excellence.
  • The HVAC program is affiliated with the Refrigeration Service Engineering Society. (RSES)