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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.

POTENTIAL OCCUPATIONS:

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

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

TECHNICAL CONCENTRATION

 

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

GENERAL EDUCATION AND RELATED COURSES

 

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

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 66/69

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.

Program of Study

The certificates in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) are designed to fit the needs of students preparing for entry level positions as well as experienced technicians seeking to upgrade their skills. The entry level certificate is appropriate for students entering the HVAC field. The advanced certificates in HVAC and light commercial refrigeration allow experienced technicians and students completing the entry level certificate to upgrade their skills.  

Certificate credits may also be applied to an appropriate major leading to an associate degree.

Entry Level Certificate

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
MFG 1020 Safety 1
MTH 1150 Math for the Trades 4
REF 1100 Refrigeration I 4
REF 1120 Electricity for HVAC I 4
REF 1220 Electricity for HVAC II 4
REF 1250 Refrigeration  II 4

Total Credit Hours: 21

HVAC Advanced Certificate

 Course  Course Name  Credit Hours
EET 2240 Electrical Codes and Prints 3
REF 1350 Refrigeration III 4
REF 1390 System Sizing 3
REF 2150 Heating Systems I 3
REF 2160 Air Conditioning Systems 3
REF 2280 Heating Systems II  3
REF 2330 Electronics 4
REF 2500 Troubleshooting (Capstone) 3

 Total Credit Hours: 26

HVAC Light Commercial Refrigeration Advanced Certificate

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
EET 2240 Electrical Codes and Prints 3
REF 1350 Refrigeration III 4
REF 2330 Electronics 4

Total Credit Hours: 11

HVAC FAST TRACK CERTIFICATE

The HVAC Fast Track is a cohort group. Students that enroll in the HVAC Fast Track certificate are required to enroll in all courses in both 8-week sessions, for both the fall and spring semester. Students will enroll in the Entry Level certificate during the fall semester and the Advanced Level certificate during the Spring semester.

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Entry Level —Fall Semester
(1st  8 Weeks)   
 

Course   Course Name  Credit Hours 
MFG 1020 Safety 1
REF 1100 Refrigeration I 4
REF 1120 Electricity for HVAC I 4
REF 1390 System Sizing 3

(2nd 8 Weeks)

Course Course Name  Credit Hours 
EET 2240 Electrical Codes and Prints 3
REF 1220 Electricity for HVAC II 4
REF 1250 Refrigeration  II 4


Total Credit Hours: 23

Advanced Level—Spring Semester 
 (3rd 8 Weeks)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
REF 2160 Air Conditioning Systems 3
REF 2150 Heating Systems I 3
REF 2330 Electronics 4


(4th 8 Weeks)

Course  Course Name  Credit Hours 
REF 1350 Refrigeration III  4
REF 2280 Heating Systems II 3
REF 2500 Troubleshooting (Capstone) 3


Total Credit Hours: 20
 

Cancelled Classes

 There are class cancellations for Thursday, April 28, 2016.    

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