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If you’d like to learn more about the Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC) program, we’d love to talk with you. We’re here to answer any questions and guide you through our application process step-by-step. Send us your contact information, and we’ll help you get started right away!
Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment is essential in all aspects of modern society from your home to businesses like retail stores, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and HVAC/R equipment is critical in the industrial manufacturing process. Knowing how to build, install, maintain and fix them is a critical skill that is in great demand by employers. As a student in theAir Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program, you will:
- Learn skills necessary to program, assemble, install, troubleshoot, repair and modify machinery.
- Receive hands-on training on residential and commercial Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems.
- Training in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
- Size and design HVAC/R systems used in residential and commercial applications.
- Understand the applications of building automation systems.
- Use a variety of computer and electronically controlled systems in both manufacturing and facilities environments.
- Enhance your career skills vital in today’s manufacturing environment.
Students in the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program can attend full or part time.
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology classes are offered at our Madison Truax campus.
As an Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Technology student in the Associate Degree in Applied Science program, you will receive a required tool kit in the second year of the program that includes all equipment and supplies needed to complete this program. The kits will be covered by the second year course fees.
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Earning your two-year Associate Degree in Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology at Madison College prepares you for valuable work as:
- HVAC/R Service Technician
- HVAC/R Systems Designer
- HVAC/R Systems Installer
- Building Automation / Controls Technician
- Building Automations System Designer
- Building Automations System Installer
- Lead Facilities Mechanic
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
Get In-demand SkillsTechnology is changing and employers need skilled HVAC workers today.
- Facilities / Maintenance Manager
- Mechanical Systems Engineer
- HVAC/R Project Coordinator
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First Semester10-449-1001 credit10-462-1021 credit10-462-1061 credit10-462-3211 credit10-462-3232 credits10-462-3291 credit10-601-3302 credits10-601-3361 credit10-606-2002 creditsOne of the following math courses (or higher-level courses that can be found on your degree progress report):Second Semester10-457-1002 credits10-462-3252 credits10-462-3311 credit10-601-3042 credits10-601-3323 credits10-601-3402 credits10-601-3423 creditsThird Semester10-601-3343 credits10-601-3611 credit10-601-3703 credits10-601-4103 credits10-801-1953 credits10-809-1663 creditsFourth Semester
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirements
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for this program. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
Madison College Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program graduates are prepared with the following skills:
Life Long Learning
Assume responsibility for continuing education in order to maintain skills and enhance professional growth.
Assemble, install, troubleshoot, diagnose and repair plumbing, HVAC/Refrigeration, building structures, mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic controlled building automation systems. Diagnose complex problems using interdisciplinary technical skills.
Demonstrate work ethics and reliable behavior including, but not limited to, assuming responsibility for decisions and actions, utilizing time and stress management skills, displaying initiative, creativity and logical thinking.
Safety and Regulations
Demonstrate competent application of safety and regulation code compliance.
Communicate clearly and professionally in both written and verbal communications to customers, coworkers, and supervisors, using positive interpersonal skills including, but not limited to, respect, integrity and professionalism.