AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY: HEATING AND VENTILATION

A.A.S. DEGREE

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.


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 Theory
3
HVA 105 Electric and Motor Controls
3
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE OR
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE***
3
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics****
4
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total
15
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 Theory
3
HVA 104 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
Total
16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-17 Credit Hours

HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE**
3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE**
3-4
HVA 103 Heating Systems
3
HVA 106 HVAC Workplace Training
3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
Total
15-17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15-16 Credit Hours

ENG 251 Technical Writing
3
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING ELECTIVE OR
PROGRAM ELECTIVE*
3-4
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES
6
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
3
Total
15-16
TOTAL CREDITS
61-64
* 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)