May 26, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

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 temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in many types of 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.

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Career Opportunities

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.

Entrance Advising

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.


There is a comprehensive list of essential HVAC Tool Sets  necessary to thrive in the HVAC program at NIACC. These tools have been meticulously curated to ensure students have everything they need to excel in their academic journey and beyond. From foundational resources to advanced materials, this list encompasses the necessities for success in every facet of the program. 

Tools are sold in complete sets from the NIACC BookZone. There is no sale of a partial set. 

The sale of student tools is deemed final, meaning all purchases are considered non-refundable.

Tools are available to purchase from the NIACC BookZone beginning August 1st. 

The NIACC BookZone accepts cash, check and credit card for tools. Students also have the option of applying Financial Aid to help cover the cost of tools. Contact the Financial Aid office (888)-466-4222 Ext 4168 or to discuss your options with a Financial Aid representative.

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