Why Major in HVAC?
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology curriculum is a two-year, upper-division sequence leading to a bachelor of science degree in HVAC. Instruction is aimed at developing expertise in HVAC system and HVAC controls design, HVAC retrofitting, HVAC testing and adjusting, system balancing and building HVAC operations with microcomputer controls.
College HVAC 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. College HVAC degree program also teaches methods of adjusting and balancing HVAC equipment for maximum performance.
In addition to classroom study, our college HVAC students perform energy and HVACR systems analysis for West Michigan businesses and industries. An energy systems laboratory includes HVAC equipment, computers and instrumentation found in commercial or industrial buildings. Our college HVAC lab includes a ten-ton variable air volume, four-zone HVAC system that controls cooling, heating and ventilation with computerized energy management. This college HVAC degree program also includes a paid internship as an HVAC technician in the summer semester between the junior and senior year.
HVAC College Graduates Get Great Jobs
The HVAC Engineering Technology program addresses designing, retrofitting, testing and balancing on a problem-solving level to prepare technologists to fill the wide technological gap between HVAC service, HVAC technicians and HVAC engineers.
Challenging HVAC careers abound in manufacturing, contracting, building operations and in the engineering of commercial, institutional and industrial building systems.
These industries look for trained HVAC engineering technicians for a variety of HVAC positions, including applications engineer, project engineer, systems control, estimator, HVAC technician, systems representative, control systems trainer and in-plant HVAC engineer. There also are many opportunities to be found with architectural and engineering firms.
More than 25 HVAC jobs exist for each college HVAC degree graduate with starting salaries averaging $45,000 per year.
If you would like more information on College HVAC Bachelor Degree Programs at Ferris State University call (231) 591-2000.