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HVAC Degree Program

Program of Study

The Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program trains technicians with a strong theoretical background and hands-on experience. HVAC technicians will obtain a solid background in applied electricity and electronics.

Terra graduates are well-prepared to install and service residential and light commercial HVAC equipment along with light commercial refrigeration equipment. A certificate can be obtained in the day Fast-Track program or in the evening traditional program. Certificate credits can be applied to the Associate Degree.

The HVAC Program implements the new environmentally-friendly refrigerants, new controls and high-efficiency equipment to help the student enter the “Green” workforce.

The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:

  • Be certifiable in National Refrigerant Transition and Recovery procedures by passing the national EPA mandated exam.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply theoretical and practical knowledge of residential heating and air conditioning systems and light commercial refrigeration systems for service work and installation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the application and calibration of HVAC and refrigeration control systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and fabricate sheet metal ductwork systems and their basic components.


  • Systems Installer
  • Service Technician
  • Lab Technician
  • Self-employed HVAC Contractor
  • Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Energy Management Technician




Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
REF 1100 Refrigeration I
REF 1120 Electricity for HVAC I
REF 1220 Electricity for HVAC II
REF 1250 Refrigeration II
REF 1350 Refrigeration III
REF 2150 Heating Systems I
REF 2160 Air Conditioning Systems
REF 2280 Heating Systems II 3
REF 2330 Electronics for HVAC
REF 2500 Troubleshooting (Capstone) 3


Total Technical Credit Hours: 36



Coure  Course Name  Credit Hours 
GEN 1000 First-Year Seminar 1
Choose One: BIO 1070/BIO 1080/CHM 1010/CHM 1015/PHY 1070 Environmental Science I/Environmental Science II/Introduction to General Chemistry/Introduction to General Chemistry Lab/Survey of Physics 3/4
CIT 1090 Computer Fundamentals 3
Choose One: EET 2240/REF 1240 Electrical Codes and Prints/HVAC Electrical Codes (Recommended) 3
Choose One: ENG 1050/ENG 1020 College Composition I 3/5
ENG 1900 Technical Writing for Business and Industry
MFG 1020 Safety
MTH 1150 Math for the Trades
SPE 2010 Effective Speaking 3


Total General Education and Related Credit Hours 30/33


See your advisor for appropriate course selection.

All students graduating from Terra State Community College with an Associate degree of any kind will be functionally proficient in common computer operations and applications. Please see your academic advisor or academic division office for further details.

To determine when courses are scheduled, see the program curriculum sheet which is available from the Enrollment Services office in Building A/Room 100, from the Business, Engineering Technologies and Workforce Development Division, Building E, Room 107.

Cancelled Classes

 There are class cancellations for Thursday, February 4, 2016.    

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