Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology
Program Number: 10-601-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: West Bend
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) jobs are expected to see higher than average growth for the foreseeable future according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This high job growth creates a need for intensive vocational training in HVAC/R programs, leading students to become skilled technicians in their field.
Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) offers an associate of applied science degree program where students learn the principles of air conditioning and heating service and installation, and design of heating and air conditioning systems. This program includes hands-on training in commercial refrigeration, supermarket applications of refrigeration, hot water/steam heating, geothermal heating and air conditioning, building controls, fundamentals of electricity, electric motors and controls, and studies in the movement of air specific to HVAC/R applications. In 2014, a laboratory and simulated construction environment was completed, giving HVAC/R students a state-of-the-art learning experience.
MPTC also offers training in building automation systems (BAS) and energy management to meet the energy needs of current buildings. BAS is a technology driven component of modern HVAC/R systems where the technician must utilize their training in HVAC/R system operation to program local and web-based control systems. BAS is the fastest growing segment within HVAC/R jobs.
Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $125.85 per credit (resident)
- $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Install residential heating, ventilation and air conditiong equipment.
- Commission (start up) and service residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
- Install commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
- Commission (start up) and service commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.
- Install commercial refrigeration equipment.
- Commission (start up) and service commercial refrigeration equipment.
- Air-Balancing Technician
- Service Representative
- Building Automation Specialist
- Commercial Refrigeration Technician
- Computer/Web Based Controls (BAS)
- Facilities Maintenance Technician
- Employment at an entry level includes: Testing and Balancing of Air and Water Movement; Installation; Energy Auditing; Sales
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|601-107||Electricity and Electronics HVAC||3|
|601-120||Fundamentals of Refrigeration||2|
|601-121||Refrigeration Service Techniques||2|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|- OR -|
|804-113||College Technical Mathematics 1A||3|
|601-108||Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Schematics||2|
|601-119||Geothermal Heat Pumps||2|
|601-122||Residential Air Conditioning||3|
|601-127||Fundamentals of Building Controls||2|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|601-123||Residential Heating Systems||3|
|601-128||Building Control Systems Applications||3|
|601-129||Commercial Food Service Refrigeration||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|601-116||Hydronic Environmental Systems||3|
|601-134||Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning||4|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|Required Elective Credits||6|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||71|
Capstone Projects or Troubleshooting Hands-on Application Investigations are an exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
- Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, 2014-2015
- Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology, 2013-2014
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.