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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVA) Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This curriculum provides students with the necessary skills for entry-level technical positions in the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning industry. Graduates will be trained for employment as installers, service technicians, building maintenance craftsmen and counter sales personnel.

Program Outcomes:

The Morton College HVAC/R Program provides the foundation for a lifetime of learning to students seeking a career in, or career advancement within, the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry. The program is committed to providing local employers with skilled HVAC/R technicians. Graduates will have the skills needed to enter the workforce, along with the skills required to adapt to a fast paced industry that is changing every day. The Morton College HVAC/R Program will constantly assess student learning as well as the program curriculum to verify that the demands of the HVAC/R Industry and our Graduates are being met. Our Career Certificate Program will guide students directly into the HVAC/R Industry. Our Associates in Applied Science Degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Refrigeration will provide further student professional development, as well as being the foundation for transfer to a four year HVAC/R Engineering University.

Requirements

First Semester

HVA 101Basic Refrigeration

3

HVA 102Basic Heating & Air Conditioning

3

HVA 110Electricity for HVAC/R

3

MAT 100Occupational Math

3

General Education Requirements

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

HVA 103Intermediate Refrigeration

3

HVA 104Intermediate Heating and A/C

3

HVA 120Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication

3

PHS 103Physical Science I

4

General Education Requirements

3

Total Credit Hours:16

PHS 103: This course may be applied toward general education credits and are suggested as the minimum course requirement for graduating students.

Third Semester

HVA 105Basic HVAC/R Controls

3

HVA 201Commercial Refrigeration

3

HVA 202Heat Load Calculation & System Design

3

General Education Requirements

4

Total Credit Hours:13

Fourth Semester

HVA 203Commercial Air Conditioning & Refrigera

3

HVA 204Hydronic Comfort Systems

3

HVA 206Refrigerant Handling/EPA Review

3

HVA 253Successful Career & Life Strategies

2

General Education Requirements

6

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 62

NOTES:

We suggest that all HVAC program students successfully complete the commercial refrigeration and residential heating/air conditioning competency exams offered by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute. We strongly recommend students seeking employment in the HVAC industry successfully complete a refrigerant handling certification exam administered by an EPA recognized testing organization.