Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration Technology

HVACR students looking at heat and air unit

Program Duration

2 years (Four Semesters)

Program Type

Associate of Applied Science

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About The Program

The Associate of Applied Sciences in HVAC/R is designed for individuals seeking to further advance their career choices in the HVAC/R industry with an emphasis on Commercial HVAC/R. The program provides hands-on training and experience using the latest industry-standard tools, software, technology, and equipment to provide the student with the most comprehensive learning experience available. The curriculum emphasizes the practical knowledge and experience necessary for success in the Residential and Commercial HVAC/R sector, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of Residential and Commercial HVAC/R Systems, Light Commercial Refrigeration Systems, along with the use of Building Automation Controls, Industrial Motors and Controls (PLCs) and more to improve energy efficiency, streamline operations, and reduce operating costs. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with the practical knowledge, certifications, and experience necessary to make a positive impact in their communities and succeed with a lifelong career in the HVAC/R Industry.

Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

This degree is designed to get students into a career upon graduation.

Faculty Contact

Jeff Smith
HVAC Instructor
(870) 391-3382

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will perform safety practices, protocols, and procedures used within the HVAC/R Industries.                                     
  • Students will demonstrate soft skills in communications, social interactions, and professionalism .                              
  • Students will apply analytical and technical information and current and advanced technologies necessary for the design, installation, and operation of residential and commercial HVAC/R equipment and systems, including building automation, commercial HVAC/R controls and components.