Certificate of Technical Studies in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

The Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning program prepares students for entry-level Service Technician employment.

Students who have completed a community college, technical college, or vocational technical school program in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating should contact the Director of Technology programs to ascertain if they may challenge out of any HVAC courses.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate understanding of thermodynamics, psychometrics, and electrical theory as related to refrigeration systems. The student will be able to use this knowledge to design and repair refrigeration systems.
  2. Students demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively use tools and equipment required for repairing and installation of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  3. Students demonstrate understanding of and recognize components used in refrigeration systems. Students will know function, construction, location, and interaction of these components in refrigeration systems.

Students obtain E.P.A. Type I and Type II Refrigerant Certification.

General Education Requirements

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
MATH 1200 Survey of Mathematical Concepts 3
Subtotal 3

Select one course from one of the following.

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
Humanities See the General Education Courses page of the Catalog for eligible Humanities courses 3
Fine Arts See the General Education Courses page of the Catalog for eligible Fine Arts courses 3
Social Sciences See the General Education Courses page of the Catalog for eligible Social Sciences courses 3
Subtotal 3

Major Courses

Must earn a grade of "C" or better in each.  At least twelve (12) credit hours must be earned in residence.

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
HVAC 1000 Basic Refrigeration I 3
HVAC 1020 Residential Instillation Techniques 3
HVAC 1060 Service Techniques Lab I 3
HVAC 1510 Basic Applied Electricity 3
HVAC 1570 Trouble-Shooting Techniques I 3
HVAC 1580 Trouble-Shooting Techniques II 3
HVAC 1590 Electrical Schematics 3
HVAC 2900

Industrial Cooperative Work Program

6

Subtotal

27

TOTAL HOURS                                                                                                                                                   33