HVACR Technology

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (HVACR)

Today’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry makes possible modern living including medicine, technology, and personal comfort at home and on the job, as well as food preservation. In fact, it supports almost every component of our way of life. The HVACR industry is growing and becoming more technologically complex. As a result, industry leaders have mandated that employees have a variety of skills including technical problem solving, communications, and customer relations. The new HVACR employee must be a professional in every way and has great potential for advancement. Areas of opportunity include factory or distributor technical representative; factory, distributor or dealer sales professional; system design technician; distributor or dealer customer service manager; project estimator; project manager; dealer field service technician and more.

Stark State College offers a commercial/industrial lab as well as a residential lab totaling approximately 4000 square feet. Both labs have a wide variety of modern HVACR and refrigeration equipment due to the many area HVACR and refrigeration businesses that support the program with state-of-the-art equipment. The HVACR program also has a 750-square-foot full sheet metal lab.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a variety of HVACR certifications in the program including ARI ICE (industry competency exams) tests, EPA refrigerant certification, and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) exams. Four NATE-approved courses are also offered for those seeking re-certification.

A graduate of this program will earn an associate of applied science degree in heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.

In addition, Stark State offers a one-year state-accredited technical certificate in HVAC Technology. It provides the students with many of the core technical courses in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.

Stark State students can now obtain a four-year degree through an agreement with Ferris State University click here for more information.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
ENG124
College Composition
MTH107
Industrial Math or
MTH125 College Algebra
HVC121
HVAC Principles I
HVC122
HVAC Principles II
Social & Behavioral Sciences or
Arts & Humanities Elective
COM121
Effective Speaking or
COM123 Small Group Communication
ITD122
Computer Applications for Professionals
HVC227
HVAC Field Installation Techniques
and Procedures
Non-Technical Elective
ENG221
Technical Report Writing
Technical Electives
 
Non-Technical Elective
PHY101
Principles of Physics (lab)
Technical Electives
 
Non-Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 62-63

This is a one-year state-accredited technical certificate in HVAC Technology. It provides the students with many of the core technical courses in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technology. This program is approximately one-half the requirements for the associate of applied science in HVACR technology. Many students who earn this one-year technical certificate continue in the program to get an associate degree in HVACR technology.

There are three types of scholarships available for Stark State HVACR students. For specific scholarship information and the necessary application forms, please contact Dan Linger at Ext. 4455