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    Jul 24, 2024  
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration | A.A.S.

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Career Outlook  

Transfer Agreements 

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills to size, repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. This program includes instruction in machine reliability and diagnostic techniques; the use of testing equipment; and the principles of mechanics, electricity and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.♦ NOTE Some courses will be articulated from area Career Centers and Adult Education Centers. Capstone course is taught at Edison State.

Some possible careers include ►
HVAC installer, HVAC start-up technician, HVAC mechanic and HVAC service technician

Program Outcomes ►
The student will
demonstrate proficiency in the service and repair of HVAC/R equipment;
demonstrate proficiency and a working knowledge of electrical components, mechanical components, sheet metal fabrication, piping and tubing;
develop knowledge of HVAC/R systems;
demonstrate problem-solving skills, reliability analysis and the application of troubleshooting techniques to HVAC/R equipment;
demonstrate basic competence in HVAC/R system analysis and sizing;
develop familiarity with additional job-critical skills, including safety awareness and ethics;
demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills; and
apply effective interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Semester 1

  ELT 110S Circuits I     3     ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 2.
  ELT 231S Electrical Power and Control 1    3    
  HVA 101S Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling 1  3 C  
  HVA 121S Heating Systems 1  3 C  
  HVA 141S HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices 1 4 C  
  HVA 171S HVAC Industrial Refrigeration 1 3 C  
  Credit Hours 19    
  1Course credit awarded through articulation agreements with local career centers or proficiency exam.

Semester 2

  COM 121S Fundamentals of Communication     3     ►Advisor to evaluate student’s eligibility for an  HVAC-R certificate.
  EGR 100S Introduction to Engineering     1    
  ELT 131S Industrial Controls     3    
  MFG 114S Survey of Manufacturing Processes     4    
  MTH 115S Applied Mathematics  OR 3    
  MTH 123S Trigonometry        
  Credit Hours 14    

Semester 3

  CIS 110S Computer Concepts and Applications     3     ►Advisor and student agree on schedule for Semester 4.
►Apply for an internship, if so desired, at the beginning of Semester 3.
  EGR 110S Print Reading and Sketching     2    
  EGR 231S Machine Reliability   2    
  EGR 240S Analytical Troubleshooting     3    
  ENG 121S Composition I   3    
  Credit Hours 13    

Semester 4

  EGR 250S Engineering Technology Capstone Project  OR 3     ►Submit graduation application.
►Meet with advisor at transfer institution, if applicable.
  EGR 291L Internship Experience  AND      
  EGR 291R Internship Seminar        
  ENG 125S Technical Writing     3    
  HVA 201S HVAC Design and Application 1 3 C  
  PHI 121S Introduction to Philosophy   3    
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective 2 3    
  Credit Hours 15    
  1Course credit awarded through articulation agreements with local career centers or proficiency exam.
2Refer to the AAS general education requirements.

Total Credit Hours | 61

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