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HVAC/R - Service Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Get the training you need to be a service technician in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration service industry. Learn to test, troubleshoot, repair, install and sell a wide range of mechanical and electrical appliances. Be ready to work in HVAC.

Earning Potential

Demand in this field is growing and job growth is expected to increase by about 8% over the next 10 years.

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $43,791 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • HVAC/R Service Specialist
  • Energy Engineer
  • Students working in trades lab.
    State-of-the-art technology 

    Technology is a big deal. That's why we have the best equipment to provide you hands-on experience in HVAC/R. We want you to be ready when you graduate!

    Learn more about technology at Delta

About Delta's Program

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere.  It's a smart choice!

You can start your HVAC/R education with specialized certificates in:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Commercial refrigeration
  • Heating

Continue to an HVAC/R service technology associate's degree, and earn credits to transfer if your goal is a bachelor's degree.

Delta's HVAC/R programs feature:

  • Small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art training equipment
  • Associate's degree and three certificate options
  • Transfer options

Why you should choose Delta


Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  


Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.


Facts & Figures

Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.


80% of grads from the last five years live in the tri-counties. 97% live in Michigan.

Related Programs

Delta College offers over 150 degree, certificate and training options. Continue exploring and advancing your education with these related programs:

Thomas Holubik

"The thing that sets Delta's HVAC program apart is the instructors. They are excellent. They explain things well and want you to learn. They’re always willing to help. That makes a big difference."