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College Catalog: Industrial Technology and Trades: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Program: Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
Award: Career Studies Certificate
Plan Code: 221-903-10
Length: 24 credit hours, three (3) semesters
Program Head: Steven Street

Purpose: This program is designed for persons seeking employment in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning field. The program emphasizes in-depth training in theory, hands-on applications and on-the-job experience. Students will learn the characteristics of refrigerants, circuit diagrams, characteristics of burners, heat pumps, and advanced service techniques on wide variety of equipment used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and phases of heating, ventilation, and controls.

Occupational Objectives: Upon completion of this program, graduates possess the knowledge and skills required for entry into the mechanical systems field as a service technician, installation technician or support staff.

Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the use of HVAC-specific tools and testing equipment, will safely be able to solder and braze piping, and will have a thorough understanding of the refrigeration cycle. EPA refrigerant handling certification is available at an additional cost.

Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admissions requirements established by the College. Placement testing is not required.

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Required Courses and Credits
Program Schedule
Location – Franklin
Fall Semester
AIR 111 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Control 3
AIR 121 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
AIR 122 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II1 3
Total Semester Credits 9
Spring Semester
AIR 293 Studies in HVAC 3
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 3
AIR 134 Circuits & Controls2 3
Total Semester Credits 9
Summer Semester
AIR 235 Heat Pumps3 3
AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Total Credits 24
1. AIR 121
2. AIR 111
3. AIR 111, 121, 122