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 is available on the HVAC/R program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Analyze the performance of a refrigeration system using pressure and temperature.
- Build a mechanical piping system in accordance with technical specifications.
- Create a mechanical refrigeration system capable of transferring a specified heat load.
- Verify that an air conditioning system is operating at capacity.
- Evaluate a residential furnace using the commissioning process.
- Design an air conditioning system.
- Repair a malfunctioning air conditioning system in accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
- 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.