Alfred State College

AOS in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Program Description

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning program will prepare you for this growing field with courses on all phases of residential and commercial installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. It includes forced air, hot water and steam heating, gas and oil burner systems, along with hands-on air conditioning and heat pump technology, and commercial (i.e. restaurants, grocery, food distribution) refrigeration installation and troubleshooting.

The plumbing aspect of the program provides instruction in the basic skills required by the plumber in the construction of residential housing and commercial buildings. The program ranges from the installation of waste and sewage lines to the installation of potable water lines and plumbing fixtures.

Focus Areas

  • Maintenance personnel
  • Miniatous supervisor
  • Sheet metal fabricator
  • Sales representative
  • Pipe fitter
  • Sprinkler installer
  • HVAC mechanic or troubleshooter
  • Water or sewer plant operator
  • Private contractor

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Blurring reading-bldg construct
  • Pipe fitting – math estimating
  • Cop pipe & tub
  • Water Sys Des
  • Drainage systems & piping
  • Watr Heatrs-Plumb Fix Inst/Rpr
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Electrical fundamentals
  • Residential duct system design
  • etc.

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Expected Outcomes