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Award: One-Year Diploma, AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 75 (AAS), 37 (Diploma)
|HV||101||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS||3 credits|
|Basics of electricity. Direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), electrical laws and symbols, circuit fundamentals, and the use of test equipment is taught. Electrical fundamentals related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems is emphasized. Projects are assigned using computer simulation programs and laboratory trainers.|
|HV||111||HEATING FUNDAMENTALS||3 credits|
|Basic theories of heating. Typical heating equipment and appliances are reviewed. Maintenance procedures of gas, fuel oil and electric furnaces are studied. Projects include using computer simulation programs and lab trainers.|
|HV||121||AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION FUNDAMENTALS||2 credits|
Introduces the basic theories of air conditioning and refrigeration. The proper operation and function of components in a cooling system are identified. Projects use computer simulation programs and lab trainers.
|HV||151||AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING/REFRIGERATION LAB I||4 credits|
Introduction to lab trainers and equipment including heating and cooling equipment used in residential buildings. Projects use computer simulation programs.
|OSHA||101||OSHA 10 TRAINING - CONSTRUCTION||1 credit|
An overview of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards focusing on hazard recognition and injury and illness prevention. The 10-hour construction program is intended to provide entry-level construction workers with awareness of hazards in and around the construction work site. Emphasis is placed on recognition and prevention and helps create a culture of safety. Upon successful completion the student will receive OSHA 10 certification.
|SSS||100||STUDENT SUCCESS||1 credit|
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the Registrar for verification.
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 17
|HV||122||SHEET METAL TECHNOLOGY AND LAB||3 credits|
|Basic sheet metal and fittings. Use of sheet metal hand tools and equipment is taught. Procedures for duct layout and sheet metal terminology is reviewed. Use, maintenance and operating adjustments of sheet metal shop equipment. Pattern layout, fabrication, use of hand tools and assembly procedures are covered.|
|HV||132||HEATING AND REFRIGERATION THEORY||4 credits|
|Continuation of HV 121. More detailed information about heating and refrigeration cycles is taught. Also covered are controls, new refrigerants, refrigerant recovery and recycling. A refrigerant certification test is administered.|
|HV||142||HV CONTROLS AND HEAT PUMPS||3 credits|
|Heat pump application and theory. Controls covered include low voltage, temperature, low/high and oil.|
|HV||152||AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING/REFRIGERATION LAB II||4 credits|
|Maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of gas, fuel oil and electric furnaces, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Projects use computer simulation programs and lab trainers.|
|CIS||105||INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS||3 credits|
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, and Internet-based technology. The student will gain hands-on experience with the Microsoft Office Suite--Outlook, Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint; Skype for Business; and cloud-based technologies such as GoogleDrive/OneDrive.
|MATH ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 20
Third Semester (Summer)
Work in a position related to the heating and cooling industry. Prerequisite: Successful completion with a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all previous required technical courses.
Total Semester Credits: 6 (AAS)
Fourth Semester (Fall)
|HV||160||PLANNING AND ESTIMATING||3 credits|
|Calculations of heat loss and heat gain on residential/commercial buildings and on refrigeration equipment. Computer software programs are used to determine heat loss and gain. Develop blueprints, duct work layout and estimating.|
|HV||231||HEAT PUMPS/SOLAR HEATING THEORY||3 credits|
|Application and design of heat pumps. The efficiency of heat pumps is compared to alternative systems. Maintenance, installation and troubleshooting procedures are taught. Integration of solar and photovoltaic technology is covered.|
|HV||244||WIRING SCHEMATICS||2 credits|
HVAC/R wiring diagram symbols. Students will be able to identify both parallel and series circuits; draw pictorial and ladder diagrams; identify abbreviations for common HVAC/R components; and be able to read the legend of a wiring schematic.
|HV||251||AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING/REFRIGERATION LAB III||4 credits|
|Maintenance, installation and troubleshooting of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems.|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 15 (AAS)
Fifth Semester (Spring)
|HV||202||COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION||4 credits|
|Commercial refrigeration systems. Low, medium and high temperature refrigeration equipment and computerized rack systems are studied. The reading and drawing of commercial electrical schematics is introduced.|
|HV||232||COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING||3 credits|
|Operation of large, commercial air conditioning systems. Included are controls, pressure devices and safety regulations.|
|HV||252||AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING/REFRIGERATION LAB IV||4 credits|
Continuation of HV 251. Maintenance, installation and troubleshooting of heat pump, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration systems.
|HV||259||DDC TEMPERATURE CONTROL||3 credits|
|Application and Design of basic DDC Control Systems. Direct Digital Controls and Building Automation Systems will be introduced. Installation, programming and check out of a basic controls system will be studied.|
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 17 (AAS)