Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

106011

Credits: 

64.00
Financial Aid Available

The job market is strong for technicians in the areas of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration (also known as HVAC). This could be your area if you have mechanical skills as well as an interest in technology. Technicians are involved in a number of areas including design, sales, installation, maintenance, and service of commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.

In today’s environment, special attention is also paid to air quality issues, energy conservation, and computerized temperature control. You will learn how to determine the best heating and cooling system for a particular environment, how to gain maximum efficiency from that system, and troubleshooting. In addition to classroom instruction, learning will take place in Western’s heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical, and installation labs. You will shadow a technician and may also intern at a local business for valuable real-world experience.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

This program will cost about $10,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates9
Graduates Responding4
Employed in Related Occupation3
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education1
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding03
Average Hours Per Week42
Median Hourly Wage$18.00
Hourly Wage Range$14.50 - $18.00
Median Annual Salary$37,440.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Technician; Niebuhr Plumbing & Heating, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

Facilities Specialist
HVAC Engineer
HVAC Estimator
HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist
HVAC Service Technician
HVAC Repair/Installation Technician
Maintenance/ Service Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Install HVACR systems.
  • Service HVACR systems.
  • Repair HVACR equipment.
  • Troubleshoot HVACR systems.
  • Analyze HVACR systems.
  • Evaluate HVACR system designs.
  • Design HVACR systems.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56
ACCUPLACER: 60

Reading: 

ACT: 18
COMPASS: 80
ACCUPLACER: 66

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 34
ACCUPLACER: 65

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