Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

About the Program

The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is designed to train individuals in the field of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, maintenance and repair and in the use of EPA-approved recovery equipment.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1

AREA OF STUDY: Construction Industry & Manufacturing

Construction

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 
 

The Construction Center of Excellence offers certificates, competency-based training, and associate degree programs to support the growing need for electricians, HVAC technicians, welders, industrial automation, pipefitting, stationary engineers, and general construction skills.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

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Demonstrate knowledge of safety rules and regulations Demonstrate the proper selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power Tools and measuring instruments used in HVAC and Refrigeration

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Demonstrate knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration controls

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Maintain/service/repair HVAC and Refrigeration equipment

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Troubleshoot HVAC and Refrigeration equipment

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program is designed to train individuals in the field of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment, maintenance and repair and in the use of EPA-approved recovery equipment. Individuals satisfying course competencies have career opportunities in a variety of job classifications such as service and repair of residential and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration systems. All seeking employment as air conditioning/refrigeration technicians must pass an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification test. HCC recommends students pass this test before completing the program.

Students successfully completing any of the certificates listed below may apply a maximum of 21 semester hours towards an AAS degree in Construction Technology - Craft Management Specialization. For certificates with fewer than 21 semester hours, additional courses in Construction Technology, Business Administration, or other related disciplines may be required.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Certification

NCCER Certification

Are you interested in getting certified by the National Center for Construction and Education Research (NCCER) while working on your degree.

Industry Partners

Our program is driven by industry. We aim to exceed the needs of industry by continually seeking ways to improve. Our advisory committee is diverse and comprised of representatives from companies that are traditional, non-traditional, private and public. Our industry partners include:

  • Carrier
  • Century Supply
  • Daiken
  • Houston Independent School District
  • Jackson Supply
  • Johnson Controls
  • Siemens
  • York
  • Yokogawa of North America

Employment

According to the US Department of Labor, the growing number of sophisticated climate-control systems is expected to increase demand for qualified HVACR technicians. Candidates familiar with computers and electronics, as well as those who have developed troubleshooting skills, will have the best job opportunities.

There are 6,819 Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 8.2% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 347 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $19.50 hourly, $41,000 annually

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Get in touch

Kris Asper

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.