Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Engineering Technology

While the majority of instruction for this degree is offered online, a limited amount of travel to the Big Rapids campus is required. See the program schedule in the online program page for more information.

Why Choose HVACR Engineering Technology?
The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technologycurriculum is a two-year, upper-division sequence leading to a bachelor of science degree. Instruction is aimed at developing expertise in system and controls design, retrofitting, testing and adjusting, system balancing, and building operations with microcomputer controls.

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. They also learn methods of adjusting and balancing equipment for maximum performance.

Prepare for a Great Career
The HVACR Engineering Technology program addresses designing, retrofitting, testing and balancing on a problem-solving level to prepare technologists to fill the wide technological gap between service technicians and engineers. Challenging careers abound in manufacturing, contracting, building operations and in the engineering of commercial, institutional, and industrial building systems. These industries look for trained HVACR engineering technicians for a variety of positions, including applications engineer, project engineer, systems control, estimator, field technician, systems representative, control systems trainer and in-plant engineer. There also are many opportunities to be found with architectural and engineering firms. More than 25 jobs exist for each graduate with starting salaries averaging $45,000 per year.

High Speed Internet Access is Required
Due to the nature of the online laboratory work required for successful completion of this program, students are required to have access to a high speed internet service.

General Admission Requirements
Students entering the HVACR Engineering Technology program must have completed the HVACR Technology program at Ferris or an equivalent A.A.S. program at another institution (or equivalent) with a minimum 2.5 GPA. In addition, students should possess computer literacy skills and have completed college intermediate algebra and trigonometry and a scientific understanding course.

Click on the link to visit this programs website: HVACR Site