LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Feb 27, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R), AAS


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The energy efficient Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program is designed for students who want to gain industry skills and pursue a basic academic foundation in HVAC/R. The Associate of Applied Science degree includes general education requirements; as well as advanced HVAC/R courses installation, repair, and maintenance knowledge and skills: thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and electrical topics. Students will graduate with two credit diplomas (Industrial Systems Technology and HVAC/R) and an Associate of Applied Science degree. The HVAC/R AAS is designed for students working in a registered Department of Labor apprenticeship and those who want to go directly into the workforce. Students must complete the Industrial Systems Technology Credit Diploma and the HVAC/R Credit Diploma prior to enrolling in the HVAC/R AAS.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the HVAC/R program website.

Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the performance of a refrigeration system using pressure and temperature.
  2. Build a mechanical piping system in accordance with technical specifications.
  3. Create a mechanical refrigeration system capable of transferring a specified heat load.
  4. Verify that an air conditioning system is operating at capacity.
  5. Evaluate a residential furnace using the commissioning process.
  6. Design an air conditioning system.
  7. Repair a malfunctioning air conditioning system in accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
  8. Design a heating and cooling system for a given structure.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Trades & Technical Studies pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the job market with an apprenticeship to continue education in HVAC/R, or continue work on the Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration AAS.

Milestones


  • Completion of the Industrial Systems Technology Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the job market with an apprenticeship to continue education in HVAC/R, or continue work on the Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration AAS.

Milestones


  • Completion of the HVAC/R Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 18 Credits


Third Semester


Milestones


  • Completion of three general education courses, including ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Fourth Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the workforce or continue to the Bachelors of Applied Science, Applied Management.

Milestones


  • Completion of remaining general education courses for AAS degree.
  • Completion of AAS in Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration.

Semester Total: 15 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 65 Credits


Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require completion of an apprenticeship and certification. Possible careers in or related to HVAC/R include HVAC Technician.

Additional information on careers in HVAC/R is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

This degree is well suited for those who may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Management degree at Laramie County Community College.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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