R&H

A student satisfactorily completing the requirements for an AAS Degree or Undergraduate Certificate in Refrigeration and Heating will possess a background in heating, air‐conditioning, applied physics, mathematics, electricity, and the technical skills required to diagnose and repair modern commercial and residential heating, refrigeration, air‐conditioning, and ventilation systems.

Associate of Applied Science

Undergraduate Certificate

Occupational Endorsement Certificates

  • Commercial Refrigeration Systems, OEC Requirements 2016-2017
  • Residential & Light Commercial Heating & Ventilation, OEC Requirements 2016-2017
  • Commercial HVAC Systems
    • After a careful program review that considered enrollment trends and the opportunity to reallocate resources, Mat-Su College is suspending admission to the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC programs on the Mat-Su College campus with the intent to eliminate the program as a degree option. The AAS in Refrigeration and Heating, plus two OECs, Commercial Refrigeration and Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Ventilation, will still be available to interested students. Current students are being informed and are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to meet with an advisor to discuss degree completion. Prospective students who may have been considering the Refrigeration and Heating programs are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to explore other academic options. Please call (907) 745-9762 to make an appointment to discuss your academic options.
  • Residential & Light Commercial Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
    • After a careful program review that considered enrollment trends and the opportunity to reallocate resources, Mat-Su College is suspending admission to the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC programs on the Mat-Su College campus with the intent to eliminate the program as a degree option. The AAS in Refrigeration and Heating, plus two OECs, Commercial Refrigeration and Residential and Light Commercial Heating and Ventilation, will still be available to interested students. Current students are being informed and are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to meet with an advisor to discuss degree completion. Prospective students who may have been considering the Refrigeration and Heating programs are encouraged to contact the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services to explore other academic options. Please call (907) 745-9762 to make an appointment to discuss your academic options.

Suspension of Admissions
Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and
Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The University of Alaska Anchorage/Mat-Su College has suspended admissions to the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC.  This document explains what this decision means for RH students.

Q: Are the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC programs being deleted?

A:  Yes. These are being deleted as degree options at Mat-Su College. New admissions to these two OECs are suspended. Current majors will continue taking courses to complete their degree.

Q: What do current majors need to do?

A: Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC majors must meet with an academic advisor to establish a graduation plan and then follow up regularly, as recommended below, to ensure that they complete the degree within the five-year limit on admission to the program.

No new admissions to the major will be accepted. Students whose five-year admission to the degree program has expired will not have the option of readmission to the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC or Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC.

There will be regular outreach to current majors to inform them of course schedules and help them track their progress toward the degree. Majors have a responsibility to read and respond to communication from Mat-Su College and to register for required courses in the major.

Q: Should students consider changing their catalog year to accommodate changes in the program?

A: Students have the right to graduate under the catalog year of their choice (within University policy). Students are encouraged to consult with an advisor to determine which catalog year is best for them.

Q: Is Mat-Su College offering courses to accommodate students with different catalog years?

A: Course offerings always reflect curriculum as published in the current catalog. However, part of the planning process when curriculum is updated involves identification of equivalent curriculum and appropriate substitutions. If a course from an older catalog is no longer offered, appropriate substitutions are approved via the academic petition process so that students can complete the degree requirements for their catalog year.

Q: Will students be notified of future changes to the course plan?

A: Yes. : Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC will be notified via e-mail when key courses will be offered. All students are encouraged to meet regularly with their advisor. Majors are responsible for completing required courses for which they are qualified when those courses are offered.

Q: How often should Commercial HVAC Systems OEC and/or Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC majors see their advisor?

A: It is suggested that students meet with their advisor at the beginning of the semester and before registering for the next semester to stay on track.

Q: Is DegreeWorks an accurate source for program planning?

A: The information DegreeWorks provides is accurate, but DegreeWorks does not provide all information that is relevant to program planning (for example, see the next question). Moreover, when there are options with respect to how a particular course is applied to degree requirements, DegreeWorks may not apply the credit in the way each student prefers. Therefore, it is important to confer with an advisor.

Q: Does DegreeWorks display petition options for courses?

A: No. DegreeWorks records successful petitions after they have been approved. It does not list possible petitions. Students should consult an academic advisor.

Q: How often will particular courses that majors need be offered?

A: The demand for particular courses will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, to determine the number of majors who need the course and have completed the prerequisites. Courses will become available as a cohort of majors is approaching the requirement.

Q: Who are the college advisors for students earning the Commercial HVAC Systems OEC or the Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC?

A: Students may contact any advisor in the Mat-Su College Office of Student Services for assistance. However, students finishing their Commercial HVAC Systems OEC or  Residential and Light Commercial Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration OEC are encouraged to request an appointment with an academic advisor. Appointments can be made by calling 907-745-9762.

  • Advisor Advice: Register for classes early! The course schedule goes live two weeks before priority registration begins and students should make appointments with their advisor accord