Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology
The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program offers students the training and skills needed to install, service, and repair refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The program covers the theory of refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning as well as equipment selection, sizing, and installation. Theory and practical work are offered in refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, heat pumps, and special systems.
When is the program offered?
Courses are taught year round during the day and evening to accommodate a wide range of schedules for full-and part-time students.
What can I earn?
The national average for annual earnings is $44,600 and the hourly earnings is $21.46. The top 10% annual earnings is $70,800 and the hourly earnings is $34.05.
Employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Candidates familiar with computers and electronics and those with good troubleshooting skills will have the best job opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair complex new systems.