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A.A.S., Major in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology

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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.

Program Location: Greenwood

Schedule Options: Day or Evening

Contact Information: Keenan Tallent

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Required Courses

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Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 5.0
ACR 105 Tools and Service Techniques I 1.0
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I
or MAT 110 College Algebra
3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 109 Tools and Service Techniques II 2.0
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 4.0
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 3.0
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II
or MAT 111 College Trigonometry
3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
   
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACR 107 Wiring Diagrams 2.0
ACR 130 Domestic Refrigeration 4.0
ACR 150 Basic Sheet Metal 2.0
ACR 160 Service Customer Relations 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 4.0
ACR 122 Principles of Air Conditioning 5.0
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 4.0
  Elective Behavioral/Social Science 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 223 Testing and Balancing 3.0
ACR 224 Codes and Ordinances 2.0
ACR 231 Advanced Refrigeration 4.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 70.0
 
Evening Program
FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 5.0
ACR 105 Tools and Service Techniques I 1.0
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 4.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
     
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 109 Tools and Service Techniques II 2.0
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 4.0
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 3.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry I
or MAT 110 College Algebra
3.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACR 107 Wiring Diagrams 2.0
ACR 150 Basic Sheet Metal 2.0
ACR 160 Service Customer Relations 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
     
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 4.0
ACR 122 Principles of Air Conditioning 5.0
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 4.0
MAT 171 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry II
or MAT 111 College Trigonometry
3.0
     
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
ACR 223 Testing and Balancing 3.0
ACR 224 Codes and Ordinances 2.0
ACR 231 Advanced Refrigeration 4.0
     
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ACR 130 Domestic Refrigeration 4.0
  Elective Behavioral/Social Science 3.0
  Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3.0
Total Credit Hours: 70.0
 

Updated 4/28/2014

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Install, repair and service most light commercial refrigeration systems.

  2. Use a wiring schematic in troubleshooting most air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems.

  3. Install and service most residential heat pump systems.

  4. Use most of the tools and meters associated with the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.

  5. Calculate residential heat loss and heat gain.

  6. Test and balance air quantities in most heating and air conditioning systems.

  7. Install and service most heating systems including gas, oil, and electric.

  8. Apply Fundamentals for repair, adjustment and maintenance of pneumatic controls used in most air conditioning systems.

  9. Apply safety rules and regulations when working.

  10. Install, repair and maintain most domestic refrigeration systems. 

 

Advisement Information

  • Courses are offered during day and evening hours.

  • 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.  Fall enrollment is best. 

  • Students will earn an  A.A.S., Major in HVAC Technology (HVA3) by the completion of the Refrigeration Applications Certificate, the Heating Fundamentals Certificate and completion of (15 credit hours) of general education. Please see the current college catalog for the general education requirements. The A.A.S., Major in HVAC Technology requires the completion of  (70 credit hours).  Note:  The course outline above includes this coursework.

  • Students may earn a Refrigeration Applications Certificate (33 credit hours) by completing ACR 101, 105, 106, 109, 131, 140, 107, 130, 150, 160, and CPT 101.

  • Students may earn a Heating Fundamentals Certificate (22 credit hours) by completing the following courses: ACR 110, 122, 210, 223, 224 and 231.

  • Costs are $1200 - $1500 for top-quality equipment. There is a list at the bookstore or contact Keenan Tallent.

  • Information about CPT 101: Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 will use Office 2013. All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system. Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used. RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • If possible, contact Keenan Tallent during the initial enrollment process.

Advisement information updated 4/16/2014