Certificate Programs of Study
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Program code: 903-01
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, Air Conditioning Mechanic Helper, Heat Pump Installer, Heat Pump Mechanic, Furnace Installer Mechanic, Furnace Installer Helper, Refrigeration Mechanic, Refrigeration Mechanic 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|
|AIR 121||Air Cond. & Refrigeration I||3||3||4|
|AIR 122||Air Cond. & Refrigeration II||3||3||4|
|AIR 134||Circuits & Controls I||2||3||3|
|ELE 140||Basic Electricity & Machinery||3||2||4|
|MTH 103||Applied Technical Mathematics I||3||0||3|
|AIR 136||Circuits & Controls III||3||3||4|
|ELE 135||National Electric Code-Res.||3||2||4|
|ENG||Approved English Elective||3||0||3|
|AIR 165||Air Conditioning Systems I||3||3||4|
|BLD 111||Blueprint Reading and the Building Code||2||2||3|
|Third Semester (Summer)|
|BLD 122||Green Building Practices||1||0||1|
|SDV 106||Prep. for Employment||1||0||1|
|AIR 235||Heat Pumps||3||3||4|
|AIR 154||Heating Systems I||2||3||3|
|AIR 190||Coordinated Internship||0||12||3|
|AIR 276||Refrigerant Usage EPA Certification||1||0||1|
Total Credits for the HVAC Certificate 49