Energy Technology - HVAC - Associate in Applied Science

This program is INACTIVE

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
Chad Richert: 313-317-1515,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115C

Program Description


Presents an overall study of the principles of energy production and its uses. Course work provides students who are successful with a well-rounded background in the principles of measurement, conservation and operation and repair of residential/commercial heating, and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. While working on this degree, students also have the opportunity to earn the Energy Technology — HVAC Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — HVAC Advanced Certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Use proper tools, materials, and equipment necessary for completing mechanical operations on residential and light commercial HVAC-R systems and equipment.
  2. Utilize standard safety procedures.
  3. Demonstrate both soft skills and communication skills including reading comprehension, computer skills, communication, and customer service.
  4. Troubleshoot electrical systems and controls in HVAC-R equipment.
  5. Interpret mechanical, electrical, and control diagrams relevant to the HVAC-R industry.
  6. Apply manufacturer specifications for HVAC-R equipment and systems.
  7. Demonstrate energy auditing and energy management for efficiency.
  8. Perform preventative maintenance according to service agreements.
  9. Demonstrate effective project management skills.
  10. Design and select equipment for HVAC-R systems including duct work.
Career Opportunities
  • Energy Conservation Technician
  • Facilities Manager or Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Field Application Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • HVAC Design/Estimating or Sales Engineer
  • HVAC Project Manager
  • HVAC Service and Installation Technician
  • Licensed Power Engineer or Building Engineer
  • Plant/Building Energy Manager
  • Representative for power equipment or instrument and control equipment found in buildings of all sizes.
  • Residential/Commercial Energy Auditor

General Education

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2023 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.