AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY: HEATING AND VENTILATION
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)
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).
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
HVA 101 Basic Refrigeration Theory
HVA 103 - Heating Systems
HVA 105 Electric and Motor Controls
First Semester Total:
HVA 102 Air Conditioning Theory
HVA 104 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
HVA 106 HVAC Workplace Training
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics
Second Semester Total:
ENG 101 College Composition
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEATH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
Third Semester Total:
ECO 103 Personal Money Management
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication
SPC 142 Public Speaking
Fourth Semester Total:
Course selected must be any MTH course numbered 135 or higher that also qualifies for MCC-QL, except for MTH 150, 156.
# Choose any HVA course numbered 200 or higher (except for HVA 209), OR STT 101,102, 201
## Choose from: CRC 101; ELT 121, 130; MET 101