HVA 271 - Cooperative Education-Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Students in the Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning certificate and degree programs may participate in a cooperative educational experience as a program elective. Students enrolled in this co-op must be able to work and document a minimum of 180 hours per semester. Both paid and unpaid work experience is acceptable. The Department Chair and the Co-op Director must approve the HVAC/R employer. In addition to the field work, students must attend a two hour per week classroom seminar. The Co-op Office, located in Rm. 3-108, will assist students in obtaining jobs. Present jobs may qualify. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify for this opportunity. Part time students will be required to purchase student insurance while enrolled in this course.
Prerequisite: HVA 101
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Students will apply the theory and lab work in HVAC/R from the classroom/lab setting to the field. Some examples of this application include soldering, brazing, refrigerant recovery, system dehydration, checking pressures, calculating superheat and subcooling, installation (pipe, electric, ductwork) and practice of routine maintenance.
2. Students will interact with industry professionals and customers to develop an understanding of professional behavior and practice appropriate interpersonal skills. Students will model professional behavior.
3. Students will document and evaluate experiences (through writing activities) providing opportunity for critical reflection and self-assessment. Students will evaluate their job skills and work readiness.
Course Offered Fall and Spring