Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Associate Degree  |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person

The air conditioning and refrigeration industry offers a bright future for people who wish to prepare for entry into this profession. This field includes, sales, installation, maintenance, service and operation of equipment not only in residential settings, but also in commerce and industry. The need for air conditioning and refrigeration service technicians will continue to expand with the growth of computer applications into the industrial fields. This program also places emphasis on green technology initiatives and incorporates an emphasis on PV arrays and wind turbines.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Internships
  • Students of the program work on equipment in a lab setting.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Basic and advanced ACR skills.
  • Brazing and plumbing for drain lines.


About This Degree


In-State: $129 | Out-of-State: $258

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.


You could work as a(n):

  • Commercial repair specialist
  • Residential repair specialist
  • Environmental Chamber Repair Technician

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Anderson Heat and Air
  • Atchley Air
  • Carrier Inc.
  • Walmart Refrigeration


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Point of Pride

Our students are Skills USA State Competition Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.



Program Director


Kenneth Beeler
Program Chair

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Bldg.
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-3333