Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration (HVAC) at Red Rocks Community College

The HVAC program at RRCC provides the knowledge and skills for job entry into the air conditioning, heating and refrigeration industry in the areas of installation and maintenance, and also provides upgrading and refresher courses for those already employed in the field. We offer various A.A. S. degrees (Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Building Automation, Hydronic Heating) and certificates (in various levels of Refrigeration, HVAC Controls Technician, Building Automation, Air Conditioning, Forced-Air Heating, Hydronic Heating), as well as having an Air Conditioning, Heating/Refrigeration Apprenticeship Program. All programs are designed to stay current with industry standards making your skills valuable in the workforce upon completion of your coursework.

HVAC Degrees and Certificates Offered

degrees(Click here for more info.)

Associate of Applied Science in HVAC/R

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Heating

Certificates(Click here for more info.)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Level I Refrigeration
  • Level II Refrigeration
  • Refrigeration
  • HVAC Fundamentals
  • HVAC Controls Technician
  • Forced-Air Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • HVAC Energy Efficiency
  • Energy and HVAC

Career Paths in Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration

A degree in HVAC can allow you to pursue careers such as:

  • Air Balancing Technician
  • Air-Conditioning Technician
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Heating Technician
  • Refrigeration Servicing Technician
  • Service Representative
    (More careers here.)

Tuition Savings

Starting at RRCC makes cents! At about half the cost of a four year university  you will complete all of your general education requirements for the bachelor’s and can take electives geared toward a specific major. By the time you finish your four-year degree you will save a significant amount of money versus attending the first at RRCC and transferring. See current tuition rates and savings here.

Quality Faculty and Small Class Size

At RRCC, we have qualified and accessible faculty with real-world experience, whose primary responsibility is teaching. Our faculty care about our students' success, and with an average class sizes of less than 20 students, you will never be lost in a crowd at RRCC!

Scheduling Options

We offer many scheduling options to fit your busy life so you can complete courses on a more flexible time frame.

Why Choose RRCC?

Deciding where to start your college education is a big decision. Whether you are earning a degree, brushing up on career skills, or seeking life-long learning, you will enjoy an environment of inspiration and support. It is our goal to create an experience that will enrich your life educationally, professionally, and personally to help you succeed!