HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management - Statewide and Online

HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management

Take Your Career to the Next Level

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.

Contact our advisor to get started.
Jill Trinklein
(231) 591-2695
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This program has been designed as a degree completion program. You will need a minimum number of credit hours to enter this program. Contact a local or online advisor for all of the details.

Our transfer process and community college partnerships will help you maximize the number of credits you bring to Ferris, saving you time and money. Check out our transfer guides to get an idea of what your transfer to Ferris might look like.