Jill Trinklein, Pre-Admission
Challenging careers abound in manufacturing, contracting, building operations and in the engineering of commercial, institutional and industrial building systems. These industries are looking for trained HVACR engineering technicians for a variety of positions, including applications engineer, project engineer, systems control, estimator, field technician, systems representative, control systems trainer and in-plant engineer. There also are many opportunities to be found with architectural and engineering firms.
Ferris State University is one of only two institutions in the United States to offer a bachelor’s degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR). After earning a two-year degree in HVACR Technology, students may choose to continue their education at Ferris with the Bachelor of Science in HVACR Engineering Technology. This program includes a two-year, upper-division curriculum that builds on the associate degree. Ferris uses a problem-solving level to prepare technologists to fill the wide technological gap between service technicians and engineers.
Instruction is aimed at developing expertise in system and controls design, retrofitting, testing and adjusting, system balancing, and building operations with microcomputer controls. Students learn up-to-date methods of identifying and performing efficiency evaluations on different types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems found in commercial and industrial buildings. Students also learn methods of adjusting and balancing equipment for maximum performance.
Note: There is a five-day on-campus laboratory session during the second summer semester. Check out this welcome letter from the program coordinator for information on the labs and more! See the welcome letter for details.
As an online degree-completion program, this program requires completion of a HVACR Technology associate degree for admission. Some required courses, if not covered in your associate program, may need to be completed and transferred to Ferris. Find out more from your advisor.