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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (CRT.HVAC)

This program prepares students to gain entry level employment in this industry. Students learn skills in installation, repair, and maintenance of commercial and residential heating and cooling units.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

3.0
HVC-062
Intro to HVACR Electricity

HVC-062
Intro to HVACR Electricity

This course covers principles of electricity as used in the HVACR industry including circuits, electrical theory and schematic interpretation. Students learn to use hand tools and test equipment. Safety and application of math skills are stressed. Employability skills are introduced.
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4.0
IND-043
Refrigeration Fundamentals

IND-043
Refrigeration Fundamentals

This course covers the basic refrigeration cycle, as well as refrigeration components and types of refrigerants. Students work with tools and gauges, measure temperatures and pressures and practice refrigeration safety procedures.

Course Outline

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4.0
HVC-066
Refrigeration II

HVC-066
Refrigeration II

This course covers compressors, valves, and metering devices. The course also covers domestic refrigerator and freezer systems. The student will gain hands on training installation, trouble shooting, service, and repair of domestic refrigerators. Reclaiming procedures are also covered.
* +
4.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
HVC-068
Air Conditioning I

HVC-068
Air Conditioning I

This course covers air: movement, quality, distribution, and ventilation.

Course Outline

* +++
3.0
HVC-070
Air Conditioning II

HVC-070
Air Conditioning II

This course covers: ductless and central air-conditioning, absorption and evaporative cooling, humidity control, thermostats, heating and cooling loads, air conditioning installation and troubleshooting/service.

Course Outline

* +++
5.0
HVC-072
Heat Generating Systems

HVC-072
Heat Generating Systems

This course covers: forced-air heating fundamentals, hydronic heating fundamentals, heat pumps, gas-fired heating systems, oil-fired heating systems, electric heating systems, and heating system installation/service.


Course Outline

* +++
5.0
TEC-059
Energy Management

TEC-059
Energy Management

Successful completion of this course prepares participants to assess and improve homes according to current industry standards for residential building weatherization. It includes blower-door testing and recommended weather sealing techniques to achieve improved resident comfort and energy cost savings. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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2.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

30.0