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HVAC - ESSENTIALS OF HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (EVENING PROGRAM)

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Essentials of Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

To provide students with the basic knowledge required for entry level positions in the heating and air conditioning field.

This program provides graduates with the basic skills required for entry-level heating and air conditioning jobs.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 3 6 5
ACR 102 Tools & Service Techniques 2 3 3
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 3 3 4
ACR 107 Wiring Diagrams 2 0 2
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 2 6 4
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 3 3 4
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 2 3 3
17 24 25
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  25

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 3 6 5
3 6 5

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 110 Heating Fundamentals 2 6 4
2 6 4

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 3 3 4
3 3 4

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 102 Tools & Service Techniques 2 3 3
2 3 3

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 106 Basic Electricity for HVAC/R 3 3 4
ACR 107 Wiring Diagrams 2 0 2
5 3 6

SEMESTER 6 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 2 3 3
2 3 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  25

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: John Cunningham

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $22,000.00

Local Average Salary: $25,000.00

National Starting Salary: $23,500.00

National Average Salary: $38,000.00