Energy Technology — HVAC

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

This associate degree program presents an overall study of the principles of energy production and its uses. It provides the student with a rounded background in the principles of measurement, conservation and operation and repair of residential/commercial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

During the student''s progress in the degree program, the student will earn the Energy Technology — HVAC Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — HVAC Advanced Certificate, enabling the student career opportunities while completing the associate degree.

Career Opportunities: 

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Energy Technology — HVAC, the student is qualified for an entry-level position as an: * Energy Conservation Technician * HVAC Service and Installation Technician * Facilities Manager or Facilities Maintenance Technician * Plant/Building Energy Manager * Residential/Commercial Energy Auditor * Field Service Engineer * HVAC Design/Estimating or Sales Engineer * HVAC Project Manager * Field ApplicationEengineer * Licensed Power Engineer or Building Engineer * Representative for power equipment or instrument and control equipment found in buildings of all sizes.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
63 (Including Options/Electives)

Required Support Courses

Complete 4 credit hours of Math from the following courses:
MATH 100 or above except MATH 101, MATH 104, MATH 121,
MATH 221 and MATH 225.
Complete 4 credit hours of Science from the following courses:
CHEM 131, PHYS 120, and/or PHYS 131.
Complete one of the following courses:
BCA 140, CIS 100 or MFMT 103.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.