Air Conditioning & Heating Technology

AOS Degree - Code #0464

George Richardson, Program Coordinator

Email: richargh@alfredstate.edu

The air conditioning and heating courses deal with all phases of residential and commercial installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. It includes forced air, hot water and steam heating, gas and oil burner systems, along with hands-on air conditioning and heat pump technology.

The plumbing aspect of the program provides instruction in the basic skills required by the plumber in the construction of residential housing and commercial buildings. The program ranges from the installation of waste and sewage lines to the installation of potable water lines and plumbing fixtures.

The program provides the necessary theory connected with plumbing and HVAC, as well as on-the-job training experience overseen by tradesmen.

Students will take the National Refrigerant Handling Certification Course and Test and the National ARI HVAC (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Competency Test.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State air conditioning and heating technology graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 90 percent are employed; 10 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Building Trades: Building Construction

Masonry

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: Algebra

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the air conditioning and heating technology program must meet the following physical requirements: