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One of the fastest-growing service occupations, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning has seen major changes over the past years as a result of the national emphasis on fuel conservation and environmental concerns.
Every private residence, business, industry and agency needs the skill of technicians trained in the installation, maintenance and repair of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems.
Students are trained to diagnose and repair malfunctions; size, fabricate and install air duct systems; and estimate cooling and heating loads for selection of the most efficient systems for a given building. Practical training in a well-equipped shop and outside installation of service projects gives students on-the-job experience before they graduate. EPA technician certification is taught and the test is offered to all curriculum students.
|GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES|
|ENG 165||Professional Communications||3.0|
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I
or MAT 110 College Algebra
|MAT 171||Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II
or MAT 111 College Trigonometry
|Elective Behavioral/Social Science||3.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS|
|ACR 101||Fundamentals of Refrigeration||5.0|
|ACR 106||Basic Electricity for HVAC/R||4.0|
|ACR 110||Heating Fundamentals||4.0|
|ACR 122||Principles of Air Conditioning||5.0|
|ACR 160||Service Customer Relations||3.0|
|OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION|
|ACR 105||Tools and Service Techniques I||1.0|
|ACR 107||Wiring Diagrams||2.0|
|ACR 109||Tools and Service Techniques II||2.0|
|ACR 130||Domestic Refrigeration||4.0|
|ACR 131||Commercial Refrigeration||4.0|
|ACR 140||Automatic Controls||3.0|
|ACR 150||Basic Sheet Metal||2.0|
|ACR 210||Heat Pumps||4.0|
|ACR 223||Testing and Balancing||3.0|
|ACR 224||Codes and Ordinances||2.0|
|ACR 231||Advanced Refrigeration||4.0|
|CPT 101||Introduction to Computers
or CPT 169 Industrial Computer Applications
|Total Credit Hours||70.0|
Purpose Statement – The HVAC program is dedicated to assisting adult learners in the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to the student’s success and to support their educational goals for employment and profession growth in the HVAC/R field. The program offers a wide range of credentials including the Associate in Applied Science Degree and two certificates in HVAC Technology.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Install, repair and service most light commercial refrigeration systems.
Use a wiring schematic in troubleshooting most air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.
Install and service most residential heat pump systems.
Use most of the tools and meters associated with the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.
Calculate residential heat loss and heat gain.
Test and balance air quantities in most heating and air conditioning systems.
Install and service most heating systems including gas, oil, and electric.
Apply safety rules and regulations when working.
Install, repair and maintain most domestic refrigeration systems.
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (HVA3) - Fall Start
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (HVA3) - Spring Start
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology (HVA3) - Summer Start
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/2018.