Massasoit takes pride in preparing students for tremendous opportunities in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) field. Enrollees in our HVAC – Building Energy Systems Management Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program study an updated curriculum that reflects the need of emerging trends in the HVAC industry and engage in lab activities on new, state-of-the-art equipment.

Graduates with an AAS degree in Building Energy Systems Management from Massasoit gain the knowledge necessary and ability to:

  • produce heating and cooling load calculations for residential and commercial buildings;
  • design and create plans and specifications for hydronic and forced air heating and cooling systems;
  • specify and select equipment and materials for the construction of HVAC systems;
  • produce cost estimates for the installation of HVAC systems;
  • design and troubleshoot HVAC control systems;
  • and understand the installation, operation, and service of various types of HVAC equipment.

Massasoit graduates are typically hired as to work as CAD drafters, HVAC system designers, or in energy conservation, HVAC controls, estimating, project management, product and construction sales, and service and installation.

The program meets the requirements for the Refrigeration Technician’s license examination and is a registered pre-apprenticeship program under The Division of Apprentice Standards.

Students who complete the degree also earn the following hours:

  • 522 CMR 9.00: Refrigeration and Air conditioning Systems = 545 hours
  • 527 CMR 12.00: Massachusetts Electrical Code (Amendments) = 250 hours

And students will also earn certificates in:

  • EPA – Universal Certification
  • R410A – Certification

The job outlook for HVAC-related careers is encouraging. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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