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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC)

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BTC’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program will prepare you for a career as an HVAC & Refrigeration Technician. You’ll learn new, higher-efficiency technologies and practices, with the valuable hands-on training that employers are looking for.

In two years, you can be well-positioned for high-wage employment with heating and air conditioning contractors, refrigeration contractors, hotels, school systems, or industrial processing plants.

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Safely and properly install and service systems adhering to environmental laws and regulations as they apply to the HVAC/R industry.               
  • Demonstrate positive work traits and good customer service skills as a member of a technical team.
  • Diagnose and repair common electrical and mechanical problems in HVAC/R  residential, commercial and industrial  systems.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with customers, managers, and co-workers.
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature to install, maintain and service HVAC/R systems.

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students in the fall quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 38 or MATH 090  or ABE 050  with a C or better
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or RDG 085  with a C or better.
  • ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or ENGL 092  with a C or better.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of C-/1.7 or greater. AAS-T Degree requires a cumulative GPA of C-/1.7 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses.


    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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