HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING and REFRIGERATION (HVAC/R) / CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

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Hegis Code - 5317, CIP Code - 47.0201
Curriculum Code: HVAC-CERT
 

     The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) certificate program is a part-time program designed for individuals who wish to secure employment in the HVAC/R industry as well as for those who are currently employed or seeking to re-enter the workforce. This certificate program gives students the opportunity to complete their course work in a shorter period of time than the degree program, while enabling them to obtain the skills that are fast becoming requirements for employment in an ever-changing industry. Students wishing to pursue the A.A.S. degree in HVAC/R can apply credits earned in the certificate program towards the associate's degree.

     The HVAC/R degree program includes some courses that are offered day or evening and others that are offered on the weekend.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     This program begins only in the FALL semester and is competitive. All applicants must take the SCCC placement tests (CPT) unless waived by the Admissions Office based upon academic credentials. Entering students should be qualified for Freshman Composition (ENG101), Technical Math (MAT112) and Advanced College Reading (RDG101).

     Students already enrolled in college must have successfully completed Algebra I (MAT007) or higher and Developmental Writing (ENG010) or the equivalent.


FIRST SEMESTER: 8 Credits Credits
ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
HVA121: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems 3
HVA122: Electricity for HVAC/R 2
     
SECOND SEMESTER: 10 Credits Credits
ENG121: Technical Writing 3
HVA111: Computer Applications in Technology 3
MAT112: Technical Mathematics I 4
     
THIRD SEMESTER: 7 Credits Credits
COM102: Interpersonal Communication 3
HVA141: Heating Systems 4
     
FOURTH SEMESTER: 9 Credits Credits
HVA222: HVAC/R Control Systems 4
HVA242: HVAC/R Diagnostics and Servicing 5
   
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 34

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
HVAC/R 21 credits
English 6 credits
Humanities 3 credits
Mathematics 4 credits