Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2012-2013 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 81 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 68 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HVAC 1010 Electricity for HVAC
Introduction to electrical theory, electrical components, and DC and AC circuits. Solid state devices and their function in a circuit are covered along with circuit analysis, circuit diagrams, and the proper use of basic test equipment.
2.5
HVAC 1020 Electricity for HVAC Lab
Practical application in the use of electrical meters, wiring of simple electric circuits, analyzing the different components in a HVAC system and interpreting simple wiring diagrams.
4
HVAC 1110 Basic Refrigeration Principles
Laws of physics and principles of chemistry that apply to refrigeration and air conditioning. Also, a study of refrigerators and freezers.
2.5
HVAC 1120 Basic Refrigeration Principles Lab
Practical application in the process of brazing-soldering different metals, study of different hand tools and specialty equipment used on HVAC-R systems and proper installation of a basic refrigeration system.
4
HVAC 1130 Sheet Metal
Function, proper use, and safety of sheet metal equipment. Covers pattern drafting and fabrication of ducts and fittings for skill development and for use in projects, including ductwork sizing.
3
HVAC 1210 HVAC Controls
Introduction to electrical energy, electrical symbols, and wiring diagrams, including operation of relays, starters, and protectors.
3
HVAC 1220 HVAC Controls Lab
Practical applications of motors and motor starting controls, repair of different HVAC controls and troubleshooting and reading of wiring diagrams to solve system problems.
4
HVAC 1250 Residential Air Conditioning
Study of the construction, installation, and service of residential air conditioners including tools and service instruments used in residential refrigeration.
3
HVAC 1260 Residential Air Conditioning Lab
This lab will provide experience in the operation and troubleshooting of room air conditioners along with the study of the construction, installation, and troubleshooting of residential air conditioning system.
4
HVAC 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology program required.
8
HVAC 2010 HVAC Technology I
Controlling air within a space using temperature, humidity, and air purification processes, including psychometrics in the cooling of buildings. Study of electrical, mechanical, and thermal devices used in residential and commercial buildings, including study of gas heating equipment.
2.5
HVAC 2020 HVAC Technology I Lab
Practical application of residential heating systems, including installation and service procedures for gas and electric furnaces using variable speed technology.
4
HVAC 2110 Commercial Refrigeration
Refrigeration applied to commercial fields, including compressors, condensers, receivers, and evaporators, and application and construction of refrigerant controls, water valves, refrigerant oils, and special equipment.
3
HVAC 2120 Commercial Refrigeration Lab
Practical application of HVAC compressors, condensers, receivers, evaporators and construction of refrigerant controls, water valve, refrigerant oils, and special equipment required in service procedures.
4
HVAC 2130 Blueprint Reading
Reading working drawings and solving residential and commercial construction problems. Communication of technical information mainly through blueprint interpretation and visualization including the study of symbols.
2
HVAC 2140 Residential Heat Load Calculations
An introduction to residential heating and cooling load calculations. Topics include types of heat transfer, heat loss-gain of structure, R values, room-by-room BTU-CFM calculations using Manual J and computer software program.
1
HVAC 2210 HVAC Technology II
Study of the construction, installation, and service of equipment and controls in light commercial air conditioning, heat pumps, and other applications of refrigeration. Includes the construction, installation, and maintenance of oil and electrical heating systems and the electrical circuits used in light commercial equipment. Covers installation and service of combination heating and cooling systems and the evaluation of complete systems. Procedures and awareness in customer relations, salesmanship, and the elements of successful service business are part of the program.
2.5
HVAC 2220 HVAC Technology II Lab
Course includes heating and air conditioning lab training applied to construction, installation, and service of heat pump equipment used in residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning.
4
HVAC 2310 Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Refrigeration pipe sizing, installation and soldering for a complete system layout with the necessary calculations. Various aspects of employer-employee relationships and responsibilities.
3
HVAC 2320 Commercial Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Lab
Practical application of the construction, installation, and service for commercial refrigeration and air conditioning coolers, ice machines, and piping layouts.
4

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Mathematics 4 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1030 Applied Mathematics I
Development of math skills for success in the industry with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods. A scientific calculator serves a major means to this end. Topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas.
2
MATH 1050 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1030 supporting the methods developed during the first course with continued emphasis on specific applications found in the industries.
2

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
2

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
2

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