NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Heating and Air Conditioning Technology, A.A.S.
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items.
The Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for entry into the residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry.
Completion of the Degree program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations:
- Commercial Heating/Air Conditioning Controls Technician
- Commercial Heating/Air Conditioning Service Technician
- Heating/Air Conditioning Lab Technician
- Heating/Air Conditioning Sales Engineer
- Heating/Air Conditioning Parts Manager
- Manufacturer’s Field Service Representative
Upon successful completion of the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology two-year program curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The student will then qualify for an HVAC Service Technician license through the State of Iowa.
Due to the highly technical nature of this program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive education experience.