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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)

Career opportunities abound in this fast-growing area. The HVACR curriculum provides you with a general, technical background and then allows for specialization in many areas of this industry.

Associate's Degrees

  • Service Technician
  • Contractors
  • Facility Maintenance Mechanic

The HVACR industry is among the top 30 growth occupations in the United States, with reports of some seasoned technicians earning more than $100,000. COD graduates are in demand in the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Utility companies
  • Contractors
  • Building engineers
  • Supply chain companies
  • Governmental organizations
  • Owning/managing your own company

In the HVACR program, study the theory of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating, electrical circuitry, control equipment, and system design. Take courses in testing, troubleshooting and equipment installation. This technical core curriculum is the basis for several certificates and three Associate in Applied Science degrees.

With proper planning, you can continue your education at a baccalaureate-granting institution. Baccalaureate degrees include mechanical or electrical engineering or technology education.

Before enrolling, discuss your plans with program advisors to determine the best course of study for you! 

Employment Information

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Contact Information

Bob Clark, Program Coordinator
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1057, (630) 942-3068

Peter Deeman, Program Advisor    

Bridget McFarland, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592