The Heating Fundamentals certificate provides students with the theory and hands-on training in the operation of heating and cooling system design and component application. The certificate program will focus on concepts of installation, service repair, preventative maintenance and start-up of heating and cooling systems.
The students will be required to take the R-410A Certification and the Heat Pump Certification exams.
Heating Fundamentals certificate graduates will have opportunities to work in the industry in one or more of the following areas: service, installation and repair of gas, oil and electric heating systems, service, installation and repair of heat pump systems and design and installation of air duct systems.
Program Location: Greenwood
Schedule Options: Day or Evening
Contact Information: David Kibler
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|ACR 110||Heating Fundamentals||4.0|
|ACR 122||Principles of Air Conditioning||5.0|
|ACR 210||Heat Pumps||4.0|
|SECOND SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|ACR 223||Testing and Balancing||3.0|
|ACR 224||Codes and Ordinances||2.0|
|ACR 231||Advanced Refrigeration||4.0|
|EEM 251||Programmable Controller||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours: 25.0|
Purpose Statement – The Heating Fundamentals 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 professional growth in the HVAC field.
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 Fundamentals for repair, adjustment and maintenance of pneumatic controls used in most air conditioning systems.
Apply safety rules and regulations when working.
Install, repair and maintain most domestic refrigeration systems.
Prerequisite: Must have a refrigeration applications certificate.
Courses are offered during day and evening hours. Students may enroll during fall or spring term
Courses may be applied to the HVA3 associate degree
Courses are offered during day and evening hours.
Fall enrollment is best. If a student wishes to enroll during spring or summer term, advise for general education courses. May also enroll in ACR 107 and ACR 160, but check with department head first.
Students may earn a Heating Fundamentals certificate (20 credit hours) by completing the following courses: ACR 110, 122, 210, 223, 224 231, and EEM 251.
Students may earn a Refrigeration Applications certificate (32 credit hours) by completing ACR 101, 105, 106, 109, 131, 140, 122, 130, 150, 160, and EEM 107.
Costs are $1000 - $1200 for top-quality equipment. There is a list at the bookstore or contact Keenan Tallent or David Kibler.
If possible, contact Keenan Tallent or David Kibler during the initial enrollment process.
Advisement information updated 10/25/2011