Energy Technology - HVAC

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Gregory Laskowsky: 313-317-1550,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-115D

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
  • Use proper tools, materials, and equipment necessary for completing mechanical operations on residential and light commercial HVAC-R systems and equipment.
  • Utilize standard safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate both soft skills and communication skills including reading comprehension, computer skills, communication, and customer service.
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and controls in HVAC-R equipment.
  • Interpret mechanical, electrical, and control diagrams relevant to the HVAC-R industry.
  • Apply manufacturer specifications for HVAC-R equipment and systems.
  • Demonstrate energy auditing and energy management for efficiency.
  • Perform preventative maintenance according to service agreements.
  • Demonstrate effective project management skills.
  • 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

Degree-Specific Requirements

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours