Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.

Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating, and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. In addition, the AAS degree covers residential building codes, residential systems, sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. AAS degree graduates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of systems selections and balance, and advanced systems.

Students enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress should complete this program in five semesters. Additional time may be needed to achieve minimum requirements in English, Math or Science.

Department Chair: Keith Drury

Air Conditioning Technician
Refrigeration Technician
HVACR Control Technician
Hospital, School, or Large Corporation
Self-Employment Opportunities

Introduction to Refrigeration
HVACR Electricity
Heating Technology
Comfort Cooling
Heat Pump Technology
Refrigeration Systems
HVAC Controls
HVAC Servicing
All-Weather Systems
HVAC Duct Systems I
Refrigerant Certification
HVACR Customer Relations
HVACR Building Codes
Residential Systems Design
Advanced Comfort Systems
Commercial HVAC Controls
Schematics and Diagrams
Construction Safety

Air Conditioning Service and Repair
Electrical Diagrams and Troubleshooting
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Building Codes and Installation
Energy Audits and Conservation

Ferris State University – B.S. HVACR Engineering Technology