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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVC) Certificate

30 Credit Career Certificate

This curriculum provides students with the skills required for entry-level positions in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Industry. Graduates will be trained to assist installers, service technicians and building maintenance craftsmen.

First semester

HVA 101Basic Refrigeration

3

HVA 102Basic Heating & Air Conditioning

3

HVA 105Basic HVAC/R Controls

3

HVA 110Electricity for HVAC/R

3

HVA 202Heat Load Calculation & System Design

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second semester

HVA 103Intermediate Refrigeration

3

HVA 104Intermediate Heating and A/C

3

HVA 120Basic Sheet Metal Fabrication

3

HVA 204Hydronic Comfort Systems

3

HVA 206Refrigerant Handling/EPA Review

3

Total Credit Hours:15

NOTES:

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

Requirement

Required

The following courses may be applied toward elective credits and are suggested for all students graduating with a career certificate:

HVA 201Commercial Refrigeration

3

HVA 203Commercial Air Conditioning & Refrigera

3

HVA 253Successful Career & Life Strategies

2