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    May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, AAS

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Program of Study

The Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVACR) program trains technicians with a strong theoretical background and hands-on experience. HVACR technicians will obtain a solid background in applied electricity and electronics.

Terra State graduates are well-prepared to install and service residential and light commercial HVAC equipment along with light commercial refrigeration equipment. A certificate can be obtained in the day Fast-Track program or in the evening traditional program. Certificate credits can be applied to the Associate Degree.

The HVACR Program implements the new environmentally- friendly refrigerants, new controls and high-efficiency equipment to help the student enter the “Green” workforce.

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

  • Test HVACR equipment for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Calibrate HVACR systems to obtain optimum efficiencies.
  • Identify electrical safety hazards and quantify these hazards to be able to apply electrical safety procedures.
  • Plan, design and fabricate sheet metal duct systems and basic fittings.
  • Interpret electrical ladder diagrams to determine equipment sequence of operation.


  • Systems Installer
  • Service Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Self-employed HVACR Contractor
  • Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Energy Management Technician

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