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HVAC - HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY

DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology

To provide students with an understanding of the theory and operation of electric, gas, and oil furnaces, window air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators, freezers, coolers, and walk-in boxes.

Efficient heating and air conditioning is needed for our residences, businesses, and industrial plants. Almost all new residential or commercial construction now requires air conditioning for proper equipment operation and comfort. As a student in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Technology you will learn the theory and operation of electric, gas and oil furnaces, window air conditioners, heat pumps, refrigerators, freezers, coolers, and walk-in boxes.

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

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Education Courses


Course Class Lab Credit
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
HSS 205 Technology and Society
*Serves as Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3 0 3
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
12 0 12

Required Major Core Courses


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 110 Heating Fundamentals 2 6 4
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 3 3 4
ACR 140 Automatic Controls 2 3 3
15 24 23

Other Hours Required for Graduation


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 104 Print Reading for HVAC 0 3 1
ACR 107 Wiring Diagrams 2 0 2
ACR 111 Gas Heating Principles 2 3 3
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 2 6 4
ACR 206 Advanced Electricity for HVAC/R 1 3 2
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 2 6 4
ACR 220 Advanced Air Conditioning 2 6 4
ACR 221 Residential Load Calculations 1 3 2
ACR 231 Advanced Refrigeration 1 9 4
ACR 240 Advanced Automatic Controls 1 6 3
ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 2 3 3
ACR 251 SCWE in HVAC 0 20 4
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General
*Students are strongly encouraged to take CPT 170.
3 0 3
22 68 42
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  77

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 101 Fundamentals of Refrigeration 3 6 5
ACR 102 Tools & Service Techniques 2 3 3
ACR 120 Basic Air Conditioning 3 3 4
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, And Trigonometry I 3 0 3
11 12 15

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
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 140 Automatic Controls 2 3 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications 3 0 3
12 12 16

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 104 Print Reading for HVAC 0 3 1
ACR 131 Commercial Refrigeration 2 6 4
ACR 250 Duct Fabrication 2 3 3
4 12 8

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 206 Advanced Electricity for HVAC/R 1 3 2
ACR 231 Advanced Refrigeration 1 9 4
ACR 240 Advanced Automatic Controls 1 6 3
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 0 3
XXX XXX Elective: General
*Students are strongly encouraged to take CPT 170.
3 0 3
9 18 15

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 111 Gas Heating Principles 2 3 3
ACR 210 Heat Pumps 2 6 4
ACR 220 Advanced Air Conditioning 2 6 4
PSY 103 Human Relations 3 0 3
9 15 14

SEMESTER 6 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
ACR 221 Residential Load Calculations 1 3 2
ACR 251 SCWE in HVAC 0 20 4
HSS 205 Technology and Society
*Serves as Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3 0 3
4 23 9
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  77

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: John Cunningham

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $25,000.00

Local Average Salary: $34,000.00

National Starting Salary: $34,999.00

National Average Salary: $44,999.00