Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

Heat up your career with HVAC.

Students who are analytical, enjoy customer service and like to work with their hands will do well in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician program. Students will learn to install, maintain, and repair heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems from residential to large-size systems. Students who graduate will have a state electrical trainee license with up to 1,127 hours of field training, OSHA 30, and Universal refrigerant certifications, and employment-ready national certification for all types of heating air conditioning and refrigeration systems. According to the Bureau for Labor Statistics, the median income in 2017 for HVAC/R installers was $47,080. The job outlook for our students is strong, with 100% placement rates last year.

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Students prepare for certified entry-level employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry. The technical skills acquired in this program may be applied in areas such as air conditioning, systems controls, energy management systems, heating and ventilation technicians, and sales. For those individuals already in the HVAC/R trade, customized training to upgrade skills is also provided, as well as applicable sustainable construction practices. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.  

Note: Students are required to pass the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute industry competency exam to complete the program: Two examinations to obtain a degree; one exam to obtain a certificate. Sufficient training is provided to qualify students to take the Environmental Protection Agency CFC certification examination required to work in the industry. A total of up to 1,127 hours are applied toward the Washington State O6A electrical certificate.

 

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: HVAC/R
  • Certificate of Competency: HVAC/R Support Technician
  • CIP: 47.0201

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 6 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Joshua Bero

253.680.7255

joshua.bero@batestech.edu

Terrill Forrey

253.680.7245

terrill.forrey@batestech.edu

Rob Renfro

253.680.7245

rrenfro@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    Plan Code: HRMHTAPT

     
    • 6 quarter AAS
    • Maximum class size:
    • Student to teacher ratio:
    • Enrollment point: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
    • This is a primarily face-to-face program with some Online, Hybrid, and Web-enhanced courses.

    General Education Requirements

    Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC150Introduction to Tools and Fasteners1
    HVAC151OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program4
    HVAC152Basic First Aid and CPR1
    HVAC153Basic Electricity, Magnetism2
    HVAC154Types of Electrical Motors and Applications4
    HVAC155Motor Controls & Troubleshooting3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC156Theory of Heat2
    HVAC157Introduction to Automatic Controls, Troubleshooting3
    HVAC158Indoor Air Quality, Advanced Controls3
    HVAC159Electric & Oil Heat4
    HVAC160Gas & Hydronic Heat3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC161Refrigeration, Oil Chemistry, Management, Recovery2
    HVAC162EPA 608 Universal, Leak Detection, System Evacuation3
    HVAC163Tubing, Piping and Brazing2
    HVAC164System Charging4
    HVAC165Refrigeration System Components5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC251Load Calculations & Duct Design4
    HVAC260Operating Conditions, Introduction to Drafting4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC261Special Refrigeration Systems4
    HVAC262Heat Pump Systems, Air and Geothermal4
    HVAC263Domestic Appliances4
    HVAC264Commercial Refrigeration Systems & Troubleshooting4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC265Comfort, Psychometrics & Energy Auditing4
    HVAC266Troubleshooting5
    HVAC267Chilled Water Systems3
    HVAC268Operating, Maintenance, Troubleshooting Chilled Water Systems4
  • Description: Plan Code: HRMHVC90
     
    6 quarter Certificate of Competency Required Courses
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC150Introduction to Tools and Fasteners1
    HVAC151OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program4
    HVAC152Basic First Aid and CPR1
    HVAC153Basic Electricity, Magnetism2
    HVAC154Types of Electrical Motors and Applications4
    HVAC155Motor Controls & Troubleshooting3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC156Theory of Heat2
    HVAC157Introduction to Automatic Controls, Troubleshooting3
    HVAC158Indoor Air Quality, Advanced Controls3
    HVAC159Electric & Oil Heat4
    HVAC160Gas & Hydronic Heat3
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC161Refrigeration, Oil Chemistry, Management, Recovery2
    HVAC162EPA 608 Universal, Leak Detection, System Evacuation3
    HVAC163Tubing, Piping and Brazing2
    HVAC164System Charging4
    HVAC165Refrigeration System Components5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC206Basic Metal Working2
    HVAC207Basic Layout & Patterns2
    HVAC208Fabrication Practices2
    HVAC209Air Balance & Duct Sizing2
    HVAC251Load Calculations & Duct Design4
    HVAC260Operating Conditions, Introduction to Drafting4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC261Special Refrigeration Systems4
    HVAC262Heat Pump Systems, Air and Geothermal4
    HVAC263Domestic Appliances4
    HVAC264Commercial Refrigeration Systems & Troubleshooting4
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    HVAC265Comfort, Psychometrics & Energy Auditing4
    HVAC266Troubleshooting5
    HVAC267Chilled Water Systems3
    HVAC268Operating, Maintenance, Troubleshooting Chilled Water Systems4

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $48,730
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 34,200

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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