Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Major

A Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician major/degree program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "heating" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician?

With a degree in this major, you will be prepared to start a career at the entry level in a job related to installing or repairing HVAC systems.  Job titles include equipment installer, HVAC service tech, and HVAC maintenance tech. You will likely need Environmental Protection Agency certification.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician