Ferris State University was ranked among the top 25 HVAC Degree Programs in the country by HVACClasses.org.
Ferris offers a bachelor’s degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and an associate degree in HVACR Technology. Programs listed in the HVACClasses.org rankings offer, at minimum, an Associate of Applied Science while some offer a bachelor’s degree in HVACR. The website added that the listed schools, “Represent a diverse geographic area and each has its own strengths that can help to propel students into a brand new lifelong career.”
The ranked schools, listed in alphabetical order, include:
Bates College (Wash.)
Blackhawk Technical College (Wis.)
Chippewa Valley Technical College (Wis.)
College of Southern Nevada
Dunwoody College of Technology (Minn.)
Elgin Community College (Ill.)
Ferris State University
Fresno City College (Calif.)
Front Range Community College (Colo.)
Gateway Community College (Ariz.)
Ivy Tech Community College (Ind.)
J.F. Drake State Technical College (Ala.)
Johnson County Community College (Kan.)
Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)
Linn State Technical College (Mo.)
Mt. San Antonio State (Calif.)
North Georgia Technical College
Northern Virginia Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pikes Peak Community College (Colo)
Pitt Community College (N.C.)
Scott Community College (Iowa)
University of Northwestern Ohio
Vernon College (Texas)
“There has never been a better time to seek out training as an HVACR technician,” the website states. “With the right skills to repair and install heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning along with refrigeration systems, it can be a truly rewarding career path that is only growing in demand.”
The website’s methodology cites three main factors: degree offered (rather than certificate), accreditation (HVACR excellence, Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation) and certifications preparation.
For more on the methodology, visit here.
To learn more about Ferris’ HVACR programs, in the College of Engineering Technology, visit here.
Last updated: 06-18-2014