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AIR CONDITIONING &
The HVAC/R program is unique because it treats designing,
retrofitting, testing, and balancing on a problem-solving level. This
specialized program prepares the technician for the fast-growing,
highly technical HVAC/R field.
The challenge for the service technician is to optimize the
service operation of HVAC/R systems to maximize customer
and employer satisfaction. Using computers to replicate various
conditions that could be encountered, students develop a plan of
action to use with live work.
Students learn current methods of identifying and performing
efficiency evaluations on various types of heating, ventilation,
and air-conditioning systems as well as adjusting and balancing
equipment for maximum performance.
In addition to HVAC/R classroom theory sessions, students also
perform service and installation on numerous live projects on and
off campus. The HVAC/R laboratory includes tools, equipment,
computers, and instrumentation typically found in commercial,
residential, and industrial settings. The lab also includes ground
source heat pumps, gas efficient furnaces, regular heat pumps, oilfired furnaces, gas and oil boilers, ice machines, walk-in boxes, rooftop equipment, chiller systems, and commercial refrigeration trainers.
Challenging careers abound on a national level with firms offering
graduates a variety of positions as service technicians, installation
technicians, estimators, and in-plant industrial technicians. High
school prerequisites for this program are Algebra I & II, and a
GPA of at least 2.5.
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Demonstrate the ability to do technical work in a variety of
heating, cooling, and plumbing and refrigeration fields; apply
safety standards and understand and work with technical
developments in the industry.
* Apply concepts of algebra and physics in the layout,
design, development, and analysis of refrigeration and air
conditioning equipment and systems.
* Identify and demonstrate correct use of tools, materials, and
equipment used in the trade.
* Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints and
use blueprints when installing equipment.
* Troubleshoot heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment
using standard troubleshooting procedures.
* Write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports
using technical English and apply verbal communication
skills in job-related activities.
* Read and interpret electrical schematics and use schematics
when installing and repairing equipment.
* Estimate the cost of an installation and design and lay out an
effective system for a specific location and use.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and use of hermetic,
reciprocating, and centrifugal compressors.
* Apply basic knowledge of airflow, ventilation, and energy
conservation concepts to the design of systems, using modern
building design and solar energy technology.
MODEL SCHEDULE FOR HVAC-R
HVAC 122 OSHA Electrical & Construction Safety
HVAC 126 Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC
HVAC 130 Electrical Components
HVAC 134 Electrical Circuits
HVAC 138 Lab Practice I: Electrical Applications
HVAC 142 HVAC Installation Procedures
HVAC 146 Lab Practice II: Installation Applications
HVAC 150 Principles of Refrigeration
Math Elective Math 137 or Math 126
ENG 106 Composition I
HVAC 155 Residential Heating Systems
HVAC 160 Lab Practice III: Heating Applications
HVAC 167 Refrigeration System Components
HVAC 170 Lab Practice IV: Cooling Applications
HVAC 175 Refrigerant Management
HVAC 180 Mechanical Codes for HVAC/R
Math Elective Math 132 or Higher
ENG 221 Public Speaking or
ENG 216 Technical Writing
HVAC 206 Air Conditioning Systems
HVAC 211 Heat Pump Systems
HVAC 216 Systems Installation and Start Up
HVAC 221 Commercial Refrigeration
ELECTIVE Any Science Course
CIS ELECTIVE CIS 105 or 111
HVAC 256 Load Calculations
HVAC 261 Controls of HVAC
HVAC 266 Ventilation
HVAC 271 System Servicing and Troubleshooting
ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
ELECTIVE General Education Elective
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