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Building Trades Technology Degree, HVAC Area of Concentration

Associate of Applied Science


Learn the Fundamentals of the HVAC at MC

If you're interested in becoming an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician, or if you're a current building and construction professional looking to advance your essential HVAC skills, our HVAC program will provide the training, skills, and knowledge you need. 

You'll receive a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training. Coursework is laboratory intensive complemented with additional classroom studies. In order to receive the AAS degree, you must pass the EPA 608 Certification Exam and at least one Industry Competency Exam (ICE). 

Montgomery College is a member of the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, a network of colleges and registered apprentice programs.

Montgomery College is a proud recipient of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program grant. Find out more.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Define and explain the basic principles and techniques of residential construction.
  • Apply relevant construction skills in a particular trade area.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Suggested Course Sequence: Building Trades Technology - HVAC

A suggested course sequence for Building Trades Technology - HVAC majors follows.

  • All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor.
  • Find out about related programs and course in the Fields of Study section.
  • Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.
  • All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence

Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

* ENGL 101/ENGL 101A if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

† Select from ARCH 103, ARCH 183, BLDG 140, BLDG 150BLDG 160, BLDG 182, BLDG 184, BLDG 200 (1-3 credits,) BLDG 230BLDG 250, BLDG 252, BLDG 256BSAD 101, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, CMGT 280, or SPAN 101.


How To Apply and Register

Montgomery College is a proud recipient of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program grant. Through this collaboration, Montgomery College is enrolling and graduating students from historically underrepresented populations in Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs, ensuring they are supported through scholarships, training, and mentoring from Johnson Controls employees.

HVAC Jobs Can't be Outsourced! Learn a Trade that Pays Well!

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.