2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

HVACR Technology

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Program Requirements

HVACR Technology, AAS Program Checksheet


  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose HVACR Technology?  

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology programs provide 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.

Career Opportunities     

Because of the continuing demand for technicians, HVACR graduates 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 $41,000 per year.

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 is also 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.

More Information

School of Built Environment
HVACR Engineering Technology Programs
605 S. Warren Avenue, GRN 227
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3773

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890


Required Courses
Credit Hours

Major Courses - 40 Required Credits

Intro to Refrig and AC Systems
Advanced Refrigeration and AC
Advanced Electricity-Circuits
Advanced HVACR Controls
Fund of Heating-Mech Systems
Commercial Refrigeration Syst
Air Conditioning Applications
Advanced Heating-Mech Systems
HVAC Unitary System Design