The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Program prepares students for skilled positions installing and servicing heating and cooling systems.
Students receive intensive training in labs to apply lecture material to practical situations. An Associate of Applied Science Degree, a 45-credit hour diploma or certificates (furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning) are options available to the students.
As part of the degree program, students may participate in a summer internship with local HVAC/R employers to receive valuable on-the-job training.
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MPCC booth wins Best of Show
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration instructor Rex Kemp and electrical technology instructor Jake Elmshaeuser stand beside the Mid-Plains Community College booth that won Best of Show over the weekend.
HVAC/R Technology Diploma
The HVACR Training Diploma is intended for students who want hands-on skills and job knowledge for service and installation employment. Students will complete the required courses for the fall, spring, and summer terms of the HVAC training program for a total of 44 semester credit hours. Students seeking the Diploma option should plan on a maximum of 8 credit hours for internships for this award.
Internships are an option for this program. A student may take additional electives instead of an internship.
MPCC offers three different HVAC/R Certifications: Furnace Certificate, Air Conditioning Certificate, and Heat Pump Certificate. These provide a limited educational opportunity to enhance a student's skill and ability in each specialty area by completing the required classes for each area.