Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology, AAS

Modern residential, commercial, institutional and manufacturing operations depend on carefully monitored temperature conditions and well-trained installation and service technicians. Government researchers say graduates of training programs that emphasize hands-on experience will have a definite advantage when seeking employment in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology. JCCC provides you the opportunity to work on actual equipment while pursuing a degree or certificate program. The 64-credit-hour associate of applied science degree program focuses on developing an awareness of basic mathematical and scientific principles. The curriculum is concerned with the manner by which these principles affect the control of temperature and the quality of air, design, testing, installation and development of heating and cooling systems.

If you select the residential degree, you will learn the theory of operation as well as installation, duct design, service and repair of gas and electric furnaces, heat pumps and central air conditioners. In addition to the 31 core hours, the following courses are required for the A.A.S. degree, residential option.

(Major Code 2860; State CIP Code 47.0201)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
HVAC 105HVAC Fundamentals4
HVAC 110Electrical Fundamentals4
HVAC 136Heating System Fundamentals3
HVAC 164EPA 608 Refrigerant Management1
Total Hours16

Second Semester

EMS 121CPR I - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider1
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
HVAC 142Load Calculations3
HVAC 201Cooling Systems*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I* (or higher)3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours16
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Third Semester

Technical Electives3
NOTE: Technical electives are any courses with the AUTO, CET, DRAF, ELEC, ELTE, HVAC, INDT or MFAB prefix.
HVAC 167Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication3
HVAC 231HVAC Rooftop Units*3
HVAC 242Duct Design and Equipment Selection*3
Communications Elective ^3
Total Hours15
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Fourth Semester

Technical Electives2
NOTE: Technical electives are any courses with the AUTO, CET, DRAF, ELEC, ELTE, HVAC, INDT or MFAB prefix.
HVAC 236Advanced Heating Applications*3
HVAC 250HVAC Installation and Start-up Procedures*3
HVAC 275HVAC Code Review*3
HVAC 277HVAC Control Systems*3
Social Science and/or Economics Elective ^3
Total Hours17
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Total Program Hours: 64