Air Conditioning Technology: Heating and Ventilation

The HVAC industry needs more technicians than ever – Develop essential climate control skills now.

Technology for climate control and energy efficiency is advancing rapidly—and so are career opportunities in the HVAC industry. In Monroe Community College's air conditioning technology: heating and ventilation associate degree program, you'll get practical training in all aspects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

Build in-demand skills to get started in the workforce—or spark professional growth if you already work in the HVAC industry. The career-oriented air conditioning technology program provides quick, affordable preparation for jobs with titles like these:

  • Refrigeration mechanic and installer
  • Home appliance repairer
  • Service technician
  • Systems detailer/designer
  • Construction and building inspector
  • Facilities maintenance technician

Go Green, and Get to Work with the Latest Energy Efficiency Tools

The air conditioning technology associate degree program at MCC emphasizes practical application of HVAC systems, including solar and other green technologies. You'll work side-by-side with experts in the field, in state-of-the-art labs designed by Siemens Energy Management.

Your courses will cover motors, electronics, pumps, ventilation, and refrigeration, along with applied mathematics and science. You'll also develop core skills in plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.

The program has benefits for students who are just entering the workforce, as well as current HVAC pros who seek to increase their skills and potential earning power.

Start your career or get promoted at employers such as:

  • John Betlem Heating & Cooling
  • ULT Services, LLC
  • Berkshire Solar, Wind, Heating and Cooling
  • Isaac Heating & Cooling
  • Hawn Heating & Cooling
  • Siemens Energy Management
  • Airquip Heating and Air Conditioning

To find out more about the air conditioning technology: heating and ventilation A.A.S. degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.

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AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY: HEATING AND VENTILATION

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department: Applied Technologies

School: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 47.0201
MCC Program Code: HV01
NYSED Code (BRI): 91114

Description
The Air Conditioning Technology Associate Degree prepares students for a career in the HVAC industry in such positions as field service technician, construction field estimator, service representative, systems detailer/designer, and sales representative. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of HVAC systems. This program will also be of benefit to those people who are already employed in the field and desire advancement. Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Solar Thermal Technology Certificate and the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning program.
(Housed in the Applied Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Install new HVAC/R equipment to manufacturer OEM standards.
2) Perform testing and adjustment of HVAC/R equipment for proper operation to manufacturer OEM standards.
3) Perform service and maintenance on HVAC/R equipment to manufacturer OEM standards.
4) Diagnose common malfunctions and perform corrective repairs for HVAC/R equipment to manufacturer OEM standards.
5) Interpret electrical control wiring diagrams for HVAC/R control systems.
6) Design and size HVAC/R systems to Manual J standards.
7) Select HVAC/R systems for appropriate applications.
8) Outline strategies to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption of HVAC/R equipment.
9) Demonstrate the use of soft skills to gain employment, and as required within the HVAC/R industry.
10) Work effectively alone or in team environments as required within the HVAC/R industry.
11) Demonstrate effective oral skills for successful employment within the HVAC/R industry.
12) Demonstrate effective written communication skills for successful employment within the HVAC/R industry.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: careercoach.monroecc.edu
Occupational Resource: http://www.onetonline.org

Requirements for Program Entrance
Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or Math 098 at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
HVA 101 Basic Refrigeration Theory3
HVA 105 Electric and Motor Controls3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE OR
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE***
3
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics****4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE2
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I OR
MTH 164 Introduction to Trigonometry AND MTH 165 College Algebra OR
MTH 175 Precalculus Mathematics with Analytic Geometry OR
MTH 210 Calculus I or higher
3
PHY 131 Applied Physics I****4
HVA 102 Air Conditioning Theory3
HVA 104 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-17 Credit Hours
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE**3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE**3-4
HVA 103 Heating Systems3
HVA 106 HVAC Workplace Training3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
Total15-17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours
ENG 251 Technical Writing3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES6
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE3
Total15-16
TOTAL CREDITS61-64
* Program Electives include CE 271, CRC 101, ELT 121, ELT 130, MET 101,
STT 101, STT 102, STT 201.
** HVA electives are any course numbered HVA 200 or higher.
*** Students who score below Math Level 8 for math placement must take
either MTH 135 or MTH 104 for this elective.
**** PHY 131 and PHY 132 OR PHY 145 and PHY 146 OR
PHY 154 and PHY 155 OR PHY 161 and PHY 162
(Note: Prerequisite math courses for each physics sequence)
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