Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology addresses industry need for trained technicians with basic business management and supervision skills. Students in this major receive training in installation and repair of residential and commercial heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems. In addition, students study methods of HVAC system design, advanced controls, energy management and project management. Students also learn skills vital to HVAC business operations in the areas of estimating, scheduling, material and equipment management, contractor/subcontractor relations, quality control, and supervision. Upon completion of this major, students should be equipped with the knowledge to design an array of HVAC mechanical and refrigeration systems, describe system functions, and communicate the operations and specifications of design systems.

The bachelor of science degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology will allow students who enter with an associate's degree in HVAC Technology from Penn College to obtain a baccalaureate degree with the last two years with no loss of credit. Students who have completed an associate degree in HVAC from other institutions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment. Read more...

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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After graduation

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers was $43,880 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,210.The top 10 percent earned more than $69,740.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Building Equipment Contractors177,580$21.48$44,680
Direct Selling Establishments8,790$22.70$47,220
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers7,820$24.21$50,350
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance7,260$23.94$49,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools5,280$23.67$49,240

Statistics reported in May 2013

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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Sigma Lambda Chi

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HVAC Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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