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HVAC Degree and Certificates

The two-year AAS degree provides career skills to enable students to enter the job market after graduation, retrain in a new career, or upgrade employment skills. Occupational courses are designed to meet these needs instead of transferring to four-year institutions; however, many four-year institutions accept some of these courses. Check with the other college or university if planning to transfer these courses.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program prepares students to enter the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration field. This field of work involves different trade disciplines. The two-year program of core courses trains students in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The emphasis will be on the servicing and maintenance of equipment found in residences, commercial buildings, and large facilities.

The AAS degree should enhance students’ initial entry placement and better prepare them for upward mobility within any of the three option areas.

All students should schedule advising appointments with the Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program advisor before enrolling in classes.

Certificate Programs

Occupational training is available in fewer than two years through our certificate programs. Certificates of Achievement are awarded for several types of training outlined in the next section of this catalog. Certificate programs vary in length from one to three academic terms.

Industry Upgrade

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/industry-upgrade/

The Industry Upgrade certificate is designed for technicians currently employed in the HVAC&R field who want to upgrade their skills. The courses within this certificate option are constantly updated to include discussion of new technologies and equipment found in large modern facilities.

Residential HVAC/R

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/residential-hvac/

The Residential HVAC certificate option provides a student with entry-level skills as a helper or apprentice in the installation, repair, and service of residential heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment found in today’s residences.

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