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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology, A.A.S. Not accepting applications at this time.


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The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program offers training in current technology for diagnosing, servicing, repairing, installing, and managing heating and cooling energy systems. Students are trained to diagnose and repair malfunctions: size, fabricate and install a duct air system; and estimate cooling and heating loads for selection of the most efficient systems. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors, and theory of refrigeration are included with advanced work in the commercial area. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning, temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning, and installation of equipment.

Fall - Year 1  
Electrical Circuits Fundamentals 3
Refrigeration Fundamentals 3
Heating Fundamentals/ Hydronics/Heat Pumps 3
Sheet metal Technology 3
Integrated Math or higher 3
Credits Fall - Year 1 15
Spring - Year 1  
Domestic Refrigeration 3
Air Conditioning 3
Basic Electronics 2
Heating Systems 2
Blue Print Reading 3
Speech 3
Credits Spring - Year 1 16
  Fall - Year 2  
HVAC 1110 Refrigeration Controls & Comp. 3
HVAC 1135 Commercial Refrigeration 4
NSCI 1100 Issues in the Environment 3
ENGL 1101 Composition I 3
  Technical Electives 2
  Credits Fall - Year 2 15
  Spring - Year 2  
  Technical Electives 8
  Humanities Electives 3
  General Electives 3
  Credits Spring - Year 2 14

Updated: si 6/13/13