Lowe’s Upskill Scholarship Program

This program is eligible for scholarships offered by the Lowe’s Foundation to fund innovative training programs to community and technical colleges across the U.S. to support skilled trades workforce development initiatives through it’s first-ever round of Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grants.

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Start a Career in HVAC or Refrigeration

About the Program

Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering
departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.

  • Duct Work Design
  • Assembly
  • Installation
  • Servicing
  • Operation
  • Maintenance

Career Opportunities

Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial organization performing special tasks relating to designing duct work, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and the Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. and Air Conditioning Refrigeration Institute (ARI).

Included are air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ACT 1003 - Introduction to Heating & Air Conditioning Technology 3
ACT 1133 - Brazing & Piping 3
ACT 1313 - Refrigeration System Components 3
ACT 1124 - Basic Compression Refrigeration 4
ACT 1713 - Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I 3
ACT 2433 - Refrigerant, Retrofit, and Regulations 3
LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness 1

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
ACT 1214 - Controls 4
ACT 2513 - Heating Systems 3
ACT 2414 - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration I 4
ACT 2424 - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning II 4
ACT 2913 - Special Project in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology 3

Total Credits: 37/38

Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
ACT 2624 - Heat Load and Air Properties 4
ACT 2324 - Commercial Refrigeration 4

Total Credits: 8

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 - Employment Readiness and SPT 2172 - Interpersonal Communication 3**
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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