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HVACR Technology HVAR

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 211 Industrial and Career Writing 3
MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra-Num Trig 4
*Electives: Cultural Enrichment 3
* Social Awareness 3
* Scientific Understanding 3-4
HVAC 101 Intro to Refrig and AC Systems 4
HVAC 102 Advanced Refrigeration and AC 4
HVAC 111 Electricity-Blueprints-Fab 4
HVAC 117 Advanced Electricity-Circuits 4
HVAC 132 Fund of Heating-Mech Systems 5
HVAC 207 Commercial Refrigeration Syst 5
HVAC 208 Air Conditioning Applications 5
HVAC 235 Advanced Heating-Mech Systems 5
HVAC 245 HVAC Unitary System Design 4
ISYS 105 Intro Micro Systems-Software 3
Minimum credit hours required for A.A.S. degree: 68

Why Choose HVACR Technology?

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology program provides a balance of theory and application, in keeping with the philosophy of Ferris State University. This includes a solid foundation of the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration combined with extensive laboratory experience.

While in the lab, students learn to test, systematically troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical and mechanical HVACR systems and components. Residential and light commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning along with food preservation refrigeration are the main focus of the program.

An associate degree in this program will transfer into nearly 20 other Ferris bachelor of science degree programs, including business administration, computer information systems, television production and HVACR engineering technology.

Prepare for a Great Career

Because of the continuing demand for technicians, an HVACR graduate can easily find employment in any state or country. In fact, a Ferris HVACR graduate statistically has multiple jobs to choose from at graduation with starting salaries averaging $37,000 per year (although most students have already found employment prior to graduation).

Career opportunities for technicians are multiplying with technological advances in the use of microcomputers for data processing and system control. The demand also is spurred by expansion in the production, storage and marketing of food and other perishables.

The growing emphasis on energy cost and utilization also is creating a need for technicians to renovate, convert and service existing heating and air conditioning systems. Graduates may work as service technicians, manufacturers, laboratory technicians, sales representatives or designers.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the College of Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Among first-time students in our technical programs, the average high school GPA is 2.8, and the average ACT composite score is 20.

Students entering the HVACR Technology program must be high school graduates with a minimum 2.5 GPA and a minimum ACT score of 18 and a minimum ACT math subscore of 19.

Graduation Requirements

The HVACR Technology program at Ferris leads to an associate in applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

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College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

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