Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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This program prepares students to enter the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration field. This field of work involves different trade disciplines. The two-year program of core courses trains students in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The emphasis will be on the servicing and maintenance of equipment found in residences, commercial buildings, and large facilities.

The AAS degree should enhance students’ initial entry placement and better prepare them for upward mobility within any of the three option areas.

All students should schedule advising appointments with the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration program advisor before enrolling in classes.

For success in this program the faculty recommends proficiency in math, reading, and English.

Students may wish to attend summer classes to fulfill their general education course requirements, thereby reducing their fall and spring semester loads.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.

General Education Courses

COM 217

Group Communication

3

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

PSY 100

Psychology of Workplace Relationships

3

 

 

15

Other course requirements

HVA 102

Basic Refrigeration

4

HVA 105

Electricity for HVAC/R

4

HVA 110

Fundamentals of Gas Heating

4

HVA 111

Piping Skills

4

HVA 113

Refrigerant Recovery Training

1

HVA 132

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls

4

HVA 142

Residential Air Conditioning

4

HVA 143

Residential HVAC Trouble Shooting

4

HVA 201

Heating For Commercial

3

HVA 204

Direct Digital Controls

4

HVA 206

International Mechanical Code

4

HVA 222

HVAC&R Systems Trouble Shooting

5

HVA 233

Advanced Refrigeration

4

HVA 241

Advanced Air Conditioning

3

 

 

52

Total Credit Hours

67

Certificates

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Direct Digital Controls

Students completing the Direct Digital Controls certificate will gain skills necessary for entry level employment in the area of environmental controls as they pertain to the HVAC systems found in modern commercial and industrial buildings.

Students entering this certificate program will have demonstrated prior work experience of no less than four years or completion of an Associates of Applied Science Degree in HVAC or Facilities Maintenance Technology from an accredited college.

ELT 101

Survey of Electronics

3

HVA 251

Building Automation I, Installer

4

HVA 252

Building Automation II, Service

4

HVA 253

Building Automation III, Advanced Operations

4

Total Credit Hours

15

Industry Upgrade

The Industry Upgrade certificate is designed for technicians currently employed in the HVAC&R field who want to upgrade their skills. The courses within this certificate option are constantly updated to include discussion of new technologies and equipment found in large modern facilities.

HVA 201

Heating For Commercial

3

HVA 204

Direct Digital Controls

4

HVA 222

HVAC&R Systems Trouble Shooting

5

HVA 233

Advanced Refrigeration

4

HVA 241

Advanced Air Conditioning

3

Total Credit Hours

19

Residential HVAC

The Residential HVAC certificate option provides a student with entry-level skills as a helper or apprentice in the installation, repair, and service of residential heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment found in today’s residences.

HVA 102

Basic Refrigeration

4

HVA 105

Electricity for HVAC/R

4

HVA 110

Fundamentals of Gas Heating

4

HVA 111

Piping Skills

4

HVA 113

Refrigerant Recovery Training

1

HVA 132

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls

4

HVA 142

Residential Air Conditioning

4

HVA 143

Residential HVAC Trouble Shooting

4

HVA 206

International Mechanical Code

4

Total Credit Hours

33