Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Applied Technology
More Options: Classroom Based
Program Length: 5 Semesters
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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
$54,150 / yr
Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$40,340 / yr
Careers for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in Colorado are expected to increase 30% between 2018-2028.
This program prepares you 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 you 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 your initial entry placement and better prepare you for upward mobility within any of the three option areas. See more about the HVAC industry.
Introduces the basic theory of refrigeration systems, components, charging, recycling, and evacuation of refrigeration units.
Teaches resistance, current, voltage, and power in AC and DC circuits; measurements; computations of series and parallel circuits; circuit analysis and troubleshooting with basic test equipment.
Introduces students to the fundamentals of gas heating. Students work in a classroom and shop environment. Topics include the basics of gas heating systems, operation of gas valves and burners, gas pipe system design, gas piping system code requirements, and basic code requirements for heating systems.view in catalog
Course and Credit Hours
HVA 1002 - Basic Refrigeration (4)
HVA 1005 - Electricity for HVAC/R (4)
HVA 1010 - Fundamentals of Gas Heating (4)
HVA 1018 - Customer Soft Skills (Customer Services & Ethics) (2)
MAT 1140 - Career Math (3)
ENG 1020 - Technical Writing I CO1 (3)