Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology - Associate of Applied Science in HVAC Technology
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Today's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) 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 HVAC 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 HVAC 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 HVAC and refrigeration equipment due to the many area HVAC and refrigeration businesses that support the program with state-of-the-art equipment. The HVAC program also has a 750-square-foot full sheet metal lab.
Students have the opportunity to obtain a variety of HVAC/R 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 and air conditioning technology.
There are three types of scholarships available for Stark State HVAC students. For specific scholarship information and the necessary application forms, please contact Dan Linger at Ext. 4455
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 and air conditioning (HVAC) technology. This program is approximately one-half the requirements for the associate of applied science in HVAC technology. Many students who earn this one-year technical certificate continue in the program to get an associate degree in HVAC technology.
Students also have the opportunity to take the EPA certification test.
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