What is Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration?
The versatile and growing field of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) focuses on installing and maintaining equipment to provide temperature regulation and indoor air quality. From planning and fabricating to testing, if you are reliable and enjoy working with your hands and troubleshooting, this could be the career path for you.
Students in this program learn to test HVACR equipment for troubleshooting purposes and calibrate HVACR systems to obtain optimum efficiencies. They also gain knowledge of how to interpret electrical ladder diagrams and identify electrical safety hazards. At Terra State, our HVACR students like working with tools and are interested in making things perform better. Does this describe you?
Graduates of an HVACR program can find careers in a variety of areas such as systems installer, service technician, lab technician, self-employed HVACR contractor, mechanical systems technician, and energy management technician. Learn more about some of these below or check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What degree or certificate can I earn?
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
What style of classes are offered in the HVACR program?
The majority of HVACR classes are on campus because of the hands-on nature of the program. Terra State offers both a fast-track program during the day and traditional evening classes.
Meet our HVACR faculty
Our HVACR faculty are happy to answer any questions you have about the program.