The Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services degree program gives you a strong background in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

This academic program is designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to enter both the residential and commercial heating and cooling fields.

This program is offered by the Building Systems Technology Department.

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Career Opportunities

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Recent employers have included: Ackner Fuels; Adirondack Technical Services; Albany Mechanical; Albany Medical Center; Apollo Heating; Concepts in Comfort; Eastern Heating and Cooling; Mohawk Heating; Trane Company; Tri City Mechanical.
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Typical employers are commercial service companies, residential and commercial installation contractors, hospitals, sales companies, government agencies and schools.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, $49,070.

Take Note

Technical Standards have been developed to establish the essential skills that a student must possess to be able to fully participate and complete the required tasks and assignments in the Building Systems Technology Department programs. They are intended to inform the prospective student/professional of the attributes, characteristics and abilities essential to the fields taught in the Building Systems Technology Department. They also protect qualified persons with disabling conditions against discrimination.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Brittany Kitterman
Williams Hall, Room 128

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.