Individuals who complete the Associate of Applied Science diploma program will learn about air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, as well as an introduction to tools and instruments that students will encounter and utilize in their field. Diploma graduates will be able to assist in the startup, preventative maintenances, service, repair and/or installation of residential and commercial light systems.Additionally, the diploma program covers residential building codes, residential system sizing and advanced comfort systems. A.A.S. degree graduates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of of system selection, balance systems and advanced systems.
Students completing the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology certificate program will receive comprehensive training necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls and safety.
Due to a necessary need for personnel in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology field, students who complete the certificate or diploma program at Southeastern should have access to ample job opportunities. Careers may include, but are not limited to:
- HVAC Technician/Mechanic
- HVAC Installer
- HVAC Equipment Dealer
- Fleet Manager
- Service Manager
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
- BLS: How to Become a Heating, Air Conditioning, or Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer
- Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
- Mechanical Contractors Association of America
- Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
- United Association: Union of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders & Service Techs