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Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)HVAC


Program code: 903-01

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Length: One year Program – Two-semester plus Summer session (full-time)

Purpose: Demands for trained, certified personnel to serve a variety of industries and businesses who sell, service, and maintain modern heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment are very much in evidence. This program is designed to train individuals in basics of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology. Persons completing this course of study should be able to enter the workforce as an entry level Maintenance Technician.

Occupational Objectives:

Air Conditioning Repair Heat Pump Installer
Air Conditioning Mechanic Helper Heat Pump Mechanic
Refrigeration Mechanic Furnace Installer Mechanic
Refrigeration Mechanic Helper Furnace Installer Helper
Technical Sales Specialist

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements for the College, entry into the HVAC Certificate program requires that the program coordinator and the college counseling staff conduct an entry assessment interview with each applicant.

Program Requirements: The curriculum comprises 49 semester hours of the basics and essentials of refrigeration systems, together with concurrent support courses in communications, computation, and electricity. Practical skills in blueprint reading provide a basis for employment in larger or smaller operations.

Program Features: The Certificate course offerings will be oriented towards part-time or full-time students who wish to develop their career while in full-time employment or while pursuing full-time studies. The curriculum partially fulfills requirements for certification by the Refrigeration Industries of America (RIA). Co-requisites: ELE 140 for AIR 134, AIR 121 or 122 for AIR 165, AIR 134 and AIR 136 for AIR 235, and AIR 154 and AIR 235 for AIR 190 or equivalent.

Course Number
Course TItle
Lecture Hours
Lab Hours
Course Credits
First Semester
AIR 121Air Cond. & Refrigeration I334
AIR 122Air Cond. & Refrigeration II334
AIR 134Circuits & Controls I233
ELE 140Basic Electricity & Machinery324
MTH 103Applied Technical Mathematics I303
TOTAL141118
Second Semester
AIR 136Circuits & Controls III334
ELE 135National Electric Code-Res.324
ENGApproved English Elective303
AIR 165Air Conditioning Systems I334
BLD 111*Blueprint Reading and the Building Code223
TOTAL141018
Third Semester (Summer)
ENV 193Studies in Your Role in the Green Environment101
SDV 106Prep. for Employment101
AIR 235Heat Pumps334
AIR 154Heating Systems I233
AIR 190Coordinated Internship0123
AIR 295Topics in EPA Regs. (Recovery, Recycle, Reclaim)101
TOTAL81813

Total Credits for the HVAC Certificate 49

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