HVAC/R Technology

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Through an innovative mix of in-depth instruction and hands-on training, our University continues to set the standard of excellence for HVAC/R Technology education. Join the thousands of graduates who have obtained a job with a degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio's College of Applied Technologies HVAC/R Department.

The HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration) field is dynamic and growing, and the increasing sophistication of systems has resulted in employers requiring job candidates to have formal training and certification. The UNOH College of Applied Technologies' HVAC/R Department prepares students for an entry-level job in the challenging HVAC/R field.

In the UNOH College of Applied Technologies' HVAC/R Department, students are trained in the many different aspects of the HVAC field while utilizing the latest technology in furnaces, air conditioners, and commercial refrigeration units. Most of the training in the HVAC program is hands-on, from both training aids and our Simutech computer-generated simulation programs.

Curriculum includes courses in the following areas:

  • Service and Procedures
  • Refrigeration Systems and Controls
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Air Conditioning Systems and Controls
  • Heating Systems & Controls
  • Heat Pump Systems & Controls
  • Applications of Refrigeration and Temperature Controls

Important Facts:

  • 20 Students Per Class Maximum
  • 70% Hands-On Training
  • Coeducational Campus
  • Student Activities Year-Round
  • Over 20 Clubs to Join
  • Free Admittance to UNOH Indoor Athletic Complex, UNOH Athletic Events, and Limaland Motorsports Park

For many years the UNOH HVAC/R program has been fully accredited by PAHRA; The Partners for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation. In addition to earning diploma or associate degrees in HVAC/R Technology, students can gain certifications in section 608 and 609 of the EPA Refrigerant Handling Requirements. Industry competency exams of the Air Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute are also available. This gives our graduates the certifications employers are looking for.

Wage Estimates and Job Outlook

The HVAC/R field is one of the fastest growing job markets in the field today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual wage of an HVAC/R Technician is $47,380! Annual earnings range between $42,530 and $71,690 per year depending on your job title and location of employment. Also according to the BLS, there is expected to be a 14% growth in the job market through 2024 with at least 84,200 new positions available for graduating technicians in the coming years.*

*U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015, www.bls.gov, viewed June 2016

Gainful Employment Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended the following programs