Applied Studies: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration


Students enrolled in this program will earn a BA/BS in Applied Studies: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration degree from North Central University. Plus, students will simultaneously earn an AAS from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

The HVACR program will train you to diagnose problems, perform repairs and conduct maintenance on residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.  Through coursework and hands-on laboratory experiences you will learn Minnesota Energy Code requirements and diagnostic procedures for HVACR equipment.  You will be trained to fabricate sheet metal and copper, as well as plastic and steel piping.   Experienced instructors will prepare you to work with advanced electrical controls, heat recovery ventilators, air-cleaning devices, sophisticated air-measurement equipment and carbon-monoxide-testing instruments.  You will receive advanced training in indoor-air-quality technologies and commercial and residential heat pumps.

Where You Could Work

  • HVACR residential service companies
  • HVACR commercial service companies
  • Gas utilities
  • Commercial buildings
  • HVACR equipment sales companies

Potential Job Titles

  • HVACR Service Technician
  • Commercial Refrigeration Service Technician
  • HVACR Equipment and Parts Salesperson
  • Indoor Air Quality Specialist
  • HVACR Building Maintenance Specialist

Program Courses for Current Students

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