Suggested GRCC Program:
Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences
Note: This program is articulated with the bachelor’s degree program in HVACR Engineering Technology at Ferris State University.
Heating and air-conditioning equipment make buildings comfortable for work, study or play. Refrigeration equipment makes it possible to safely store foods, medicines, and other items. The equipment that provides these conveniences is complex. Air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technicians are skilled workers who install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair it. Much of the equipment with which they work is computer controlled. Technicians in this field are often employed to design, manufacture, install, sell and service equipment that regulates interior temperatures of buildings. They often specialize in one area, and may work both outdoors and indoors.
Students in GRCC’s program learn the theory and become proficient in the skills necessary to assume jobs as air conditioning, refrigeration and heating mechanics and technicians. They take at least two laboratory courses in their specialty every semester.
Students who complete the first two semesters of this program with at least a 2.0 grade point average are eligible for the Certificate in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating (Curriculum Code 924).
The following scheme is presented as a guide only. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met. Students entering this program should have at least a 10th grade reading level and a 9th grade algebra level.