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Trades Management – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Associate of Applied Science

Earn your Associate Degree in HVAC! You’ll receive an in-depth education which will prepare you to seek work in the HVAC industry in a streamlined, hands-on classroom environment. By attending classes during the day or evening, you can earn your AAS Degree in Trades Management – HVAC in as little as 70 weeks* if you’re enrolled full-time.

Our Trades Management – HVAC AAS Degree program will give you the knowledge you need to look for a position as a technician in the HVAC industry. Our well-rounded curriculum will also prepare you to seek employment in other crucial roles as well such as manager, supervisor, or business advisor.

 

*Based on successful, full-time enrollment

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Create and analyze financial statements
  • Provide customer service
  • Perform a breakeven analysis
  • Solder
  • Apply HVAC concepts regarding electricity, refrigeration, and more
Course # Course Title Credits
CFT100 Basic Craft Skills 6.5
HVA101 Introduction to HVAC * 6.5
HVA102 Principles of Electricity * 6.5
HVA103 Brazing, Soldering and Piping * 6.5
HVA104 Duct Systems * 6.5
HVA105 Air Conditioning * 6.5
HVA106 Heating * 6.5
HVA107 Commercial HVAC * 6.5
HVA108 Commercial Refrigeration * 6.5
HVA201 Supervisory Skills and Crew Leadership * 6.5
BO208 Business Operations 9
PM209 Project Management * 8
CM210 Communications * 9
GE201 Introduction to College Mathematics 9
GE202 Introduction to Computer Science 4.5
GE203 Introduction to Psychology 4.5
GE206 English Composition I 4.5
GE207 English Composition II * 4.5

Basic Craft Skills

CFT100

This course introduces students to basic craft skills including the proper use of hand tools, power tools, and rigging. Students will receive instruction on handling techniques for hazardous and non-hazardous construction materials, basic skills in drawing and reading blue prints, and working in confined spaces. In addition, students review basic mathematical functions, communication, and job readiness skills.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Introduction to HVAC

HVA101

Students will be instructed in the fundamental theories, knowledge and skills pertaining to the HVAC trade.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Principles of Electricity

HVA102

Students will be introduced to the concept of power generation and distribution, common electrical components, AC and DC circuits, and reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Brazing, Soldering and Piping

HVA103

Students will be introduced to types and sizes of tubing, the purposes of tubing and piping, tubing insulation, cutting tubing, bending tubing, heat sources for soldering and brazing, brazing techniques, soldering techniques, make flare joints, swaging techniques, general safety practices and tools and equipment.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Duct Systems

HVA104

Students will be introduced to plenum systems, duct system standards, duct materials, galvanized-steel duct, fiberglass duct, combination duct systems and air distribution and balance.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Air Conditioning

HVA105

Students will be introduced to refrigeration systems applied to air conditioning, air distribution and balance, installation, controls, typical operating conditions, and troubleshooting. Additional topics include compressors, refrigerant and oils, leak detection, evacuation, recovery, and charging.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Heating

HVA106

Students will be introduced to gas-fired forced-hot-air furnaces, other types of furnaces, multi-purposes of multi-positional gas fuels, manifold pressures, oil heat, oil-fired forced-warm air furnaces, hydronic heat, indoor air quality, electric heat, and troubleshooting.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Commercial HVAC

HVA107

Students will be introduced to high-pressure, low-pressure, and absorption chilled-water systems; cooling towers and pumps and operation; maintenance; and troubleshooting of chilled- water air-conditioning systems. Hydronic systems and water treatment principles will also be explored.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Commercial Refrigeration

HVA108

Students will be introduced to the evaporator and the refrigeration system, condensers, compressors, expansion devices, special refrigeration system components, application of refrigeration systems, commercial ice machines and troubleshooting, and typical operating conditions for commercial refrigeration.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Supervisory Skills and Crew Leadership

HVA201

This course introduces students to human resource criteria, concepts, and skills for craftspeople in leadership roles. Topics include leadership styles, communication, delegating, problem solving, job-site safety, project planning, scheduling, and estimating. Students will also study green topics as they relate to HVAC.

6.5 credits
45 theory hours
45 lab hours

Business Operations

BO208

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the concepts, principles, and operations of the private enterprise system. Students compare and contrast sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations, as they evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each. This course also discusses the functions of modern business management, marketing, human resources, motivating employees, ethics and social responsibility. Bookkeeping, accounting, financial management, and financial statements are also examined.

9 credits
90 theory hours

Project Management

PM209

Students build on their knowledge of business by analyzing the essential aspects of project management. Students will explore project management topics such as modern practices in project management, planning, budgeting, scheduling, leadership, teamwork, and project management information systems. Students will address business organizational systems and communication, as well as evaluate employee selection processes and methods for managing employee success.

8 credits
70 theory hours
20 lab hours

Communications

CM210

In this course, students will analyze strategies for successful customer-focused service in the service-sector industry. Verbal and nonverbal communication skills are fully developed and effective listening skills are practiced. In addition, students will learn how to effectively communicate amongst colleagues using a teamwork mentality to be successful in the workplace. Furthermore, various components of human resources will be explored including: motivating and managing employees, designing and evaluating roles of employees, compensation and incentive pay.

9 credits
90 theory hours

Introduction to College Mathematics

GE201

Introduction to College Mathematics covers basic math topics such as solving for whole numbers and equations, understanding proper and improper fractions, converting decimals and figuring percentages. Other topics covered include calculating simple interest, annuities, loan amortization, checkbook reconciliation, and business statistical problems such as mean, median and mode.

9 credits
90 theory hours

Introduction to Computer Science

GE202

This course introduces various information and communications technologies and explains how information systems are used to solve problems.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Introduction to Psychology

GE203

This course includes the study of the theories and concepts of psychology including the scope of psychology, biological foundations and the brain, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, learning/memory, emotion, states of consciousness, personality theories, cognition, life-span development, and applied psychology.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition I

GE206

This course introduces students to critical reading and writing, research techniques, citation and documentation formats, as well as the use of correct grammar and sentence structure to communicate effectively.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition II

GE207

This course builds on the skills learned in English Composition I. It develops written communication skills with an emphasis on the use of the writing process, the analysis of readings, and the practice of writing for personal and professional applications.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

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