Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment is used in residential and commercial buildings every day—which means trained HVAC technicians who can install, maintain, and repair these complex systems are in high demand.

In MCC’s HVAC program, you’ll learn the skills you need to excel in this flexible, rewarding career. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of refrigeration, electrical troubleshooting, heating, air conditioning equipment, and sheet metal fabrication through hands-on classes taught by experts in the field. You’ll also gain real-world experience by working on projects in the surrounding community, and learn how to install and service equipment using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

Stackable MCC certificates include:
Residential Heating Certificate > Residential Air Conditioning Certificate > Electrical Troubleshooting Certificate > Residential Heating and Air Conditioning Installation Certificate building up to the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS*

Career advancement certificates include:
Commercial Refrigeration Certificate, Commercial Heating Certificate, Commercial Air Conditioning Certificate

Upgrade training certificates include:
Sheet Metal Certificate, Energy Audit Certificate

*Pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $9,511.25

Credit Hours to Complete: 61

Weeks to Complete: 80

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: *MAT-106#3 hrs,IMT-116#3 hrs,IMT-110 | MGT-110#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,Select a Program Elective AET or IMT#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr*
*MCC-101 is not a graduation requirement for any of our degrees or certificates.

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-112#3 hrs,IMT-103#3 hrs,IMT-102#3 hrs,IMT-117#3 hrs,ENG-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: IMT-104#3 hrs,AET-151#3 hrs,IMT-120 | IMT-121#3 hrs,SOC-151#3 hrs,ART-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: MGT-150#3 hrs,IMT-215#3 hrs,IMT-135#3 hrs,IMT-210#3 hrs,IMT-261#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS (CIP 47.0201)

Total Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,411.5 $20,078.15 $28,226.53 $28,226.53
Additional Costs $2,099.75 $2,099.75 $2,099.75 $2,099.75
Program Total $9,511.25 $22,177.9 $30,326.28 $30,326.28

What makes MCC's Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS program better than, or distinct from, similar programs at other institutions?

  • Your MCC instructors worked with an advisory committee of local industry partners to develop a curriculum to teach the specific skills needed by area employers like Woodstock Heating and Cooling, Jensen's Plumbing and Heating Inc., Comfort Air Heating and Cooling, Inc., C and C Heating and Air Conditioning, Loud Brothers Heating Cooling Electric, American Comfort Central, Black Diamond Plumbing and Mechanical, McHenry Heating and Air Conditioning, Arctic Heating and Cooling, Algonquin Heating and Cooling, Epp's Custom Heating and Air, Master Tech Heating and Air Conditioning, V. M. O'Leary Sheet Metal and Heating, ABC Plumbing and Sewer and Heating and Cooling and Electric, and Elgin Sheet Metal.
  • The program’s service-learning approach allows you to gain real-world experiences while assisting others in the surrounding community.
  • The MCC Foglia Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation provides students with a state-of-the-art center for hands-on and practical learning with the latest tools, equipment, and HVAC systems.

How will MCC's Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • You'll be prepared to earn EPA Section 608 Certification.
  • You'll gain hands-on experience in both residential and commercial HVAC systems.
  • Internships are available with local employers.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

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