Associate in Occupational Studies
Department Chairperson: Christopher McNally, Ph.D.
Williams Hall, Room 126, (518) 629-7275
The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Services program prepares the student to enter the industry with a background in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential HVAC/R systems. Course content includes: refrigeration theory, heat transfer systems, system design and electrical theory and application. The lecture courses are reinforced by nine hours per week of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art laboratories. This combination of lecture and hands-on work provides the student with a unique educational experience that will provide the training necessary to successfully enter the workforce.
Statement Of Purpose
The Heating and Refrigeration Technical Services Department at Hudson Valley Community College is dedicated to the purpose of educating and preparing students for entry into the heating, ventilation and air conditioning profession and to provide continuing education for those employees already in the field.
The HVAC/R field is a $175 billion per year industry that is not significantly influenced by the state of the economy. There is a constant need for qualified technicians as every residential and commercial building has HVAC/R equipment that needs installation and service. With jobs ranging from $25,000 and up, the Heating and Refrigeration Technical Services Department has achieved a job placement rate for graduates that approaches 100 percent.
Program Entrance Requirements
|Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course)
|Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program.
|70 or above
The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $395. Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $560.