Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology

Become a Central Texas hero by studying heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology at Austin Community College. This program prepares you to install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems using the latest industry equipment. You’ll learn about heat transfer, pressure and temperature laws, electrical circuitry, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take a professional certification exam.

Pride Points

Fast-track options

Internship opportunities

Faculty with real-world experience

Career & Salary Information

As one of the fastest-growing career fields in the nation, heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology offers great job possibilities for those with the right training. Check out some potential careers below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers

    Install, service, or repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences or commercial establishments.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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  • Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers

    Install and repair industrial and commercial refrigerating systems.


    Hourly Wage: $


    Currently Employed:



    Projections:

    # people are employed as Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology

Certificate Level 1

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Level 1

Occupational Skills Award

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology