Heating, Ventilation, A/C & Refrigeration

In the past 60 years, the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) field has experienced massive technological changes. It has gone from the era of the iceman to that of the educated and highly trained technician.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration technicians are primarily trained in the service, repair, maintenance and installation of heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment including domestic, residential, commercial and industrial systems.

Career preparation requires extensive educational training in refrigeration systems, electricalelectronic controls, pneumatic controls, cooling and heating systems, duct design, fabrication and residential and commercial heat gained and loss calculations.

Some of the opportunities for employment in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration include: Engineers in sales, application and operating. Technicians in testing, equipment installers, preventive maintenance, service and repair, wholesale and sheet metal specialist.

Associate Degree

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology (AAS-HVAC)


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (CT1-HVAC)

Cost of Program

Tuition & fees: $4,742.00
Books & supplies: $2,024.80
On-Campus Room & Board:Not Offered

Length of Program

Intended time to complete:18 Months
% of graduates who completed on time: 64.9%


Jobs related to this program:
• Heathing, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (49-9021.00) O*NET


Median debt from federal loans: N/A
Median debt from private educational loans: $1,188
Median debt from institution financing plan:N/A

Job Placement

% Job Placement of Graduates 67%

Staff Faculty

Name E-mail Phone Location
Ybarra, Rick rybarra 956-872-6162 Tech B-112
Name E-mail Phone Location
Casas, Victor vcasas1 872-6139 Tech PB-5A
Hernandez, Guadalupe lupeh 872-6111 Tech B-227
Martinez, Jorge jsmartinez 872-6269 Tech PB-5B
Noriega, Rolando rnoriega 872-6114 Tech B-224
Perez, Arnold aperez 872-6194 Tech B-225
Quintero, Esteban equintero 872-2721 Tech PB-5B
Sanchez, Guadalupe gvsanchez 872-2797 Tech PB-5A
Zamarripa, Arturo az 872-6122 Tech B-228

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