SUNY Canton

A.O.S. in HVAC Trades

Program Description

There’s a growing demand nationwide for technicians specializing in heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration. Climate-control systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, necessitating the need for advanced training.

Courses in the new major include hands-on labs specializing in the installation, troubleshooting and repair of HVAC systems, in addition to computers, motor controls, commercial refrigeration, and plumbing. It will also incorporate business and humanities courses to further prepare students for their professional careers.

With energy costs at their current level, this program leads to employment opportunities across the U.S. and around the globe. It also provides excellent preparation for entry into baccalaureate programs such as Industrial Technology Management at SUNY Canton.

Focus Areas

  • Information technology
  • Hydronics
  • Refrigeration
  • Plumbing
  • Forced air systems
  • HVAC electrical and motor control
  • HVAC service
  • Troubleshooting, & repair

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Service Technicians
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Designers
  • HVAC Sales
  • Controls Specialists

Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes