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Associate in Applied Science

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es):
Business & Technology

Program Coordinator: 
Cecil Davis, 816.604.5409

Degree and Certificates Awarded

Creating Opportunities: Meet Kendrick

Going to college can be life changing-- and in Kendrick's case that's 100% true. He went from Skid Row in Los Angeles to creating his own successful business with the help of MCC's HVAC program. Read Kendrick's success story.

Creating Opportunities: Meet Gamaliel

After years of struggling to find his way, Gamaliel Felix found his niche in the HVAC program at MCC-Business & Technology. In the span of a few years, he has gone from nearly quitting school to a rewarding career as an engineer at Centerpoint Medical Center. Read Gamaliel's success story.


You will work with the same equipment you'll use on the job while installing and maintaining the efficiency of climate control systems in residences and commercial settings. You also will work on furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration units, heat pumps and boilers, develop a mind-set for safety at work and learn how to troubleshoot problems. 

In addition, we offer a job-ready certificate that prepares you for residential work in as little as 15 weeks. Our advanced certificate includes commercial refrigeration, heat pumps and more. The associate's degree includes courses for transfer that you can use to transfer and pursue a bachelor's degree. 

The HVAC program also prepares you to take and pass EPA 608 refrigerant certification as well the industry recognized HVAC Excellence Certifications.

What You'll Learn

You will learn to install, service and maintain climate control systems, as well as mechanical, electrical and electronic components in heating and cooling equipment.

What You'll Do and Where You'll Work

You can work as an HVAC service technician, commercial refrigeration service technician, HVAC systems installer, salesperson or service manager. Our alumni have worked for Anthony Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, A.B. May, Climate Control Heating & Cooling and many more companies.

What You'll Make

The average salary in this field is about $50,000 per year. This career has a high job growth rate of more than 20 percent.

Last Modified: 12/17/19