Modern Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) operations depend on 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 a certificate program.

The 63-credit-hour associate of applied science degree program focuses on developing an awareness of basic mathematical and scientific principles of HVAC. The curriculum was developed 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 AAS 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.  The HVAC program at JCCC is nationally accreditation from the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA), and you’ll benefit when you tell prospective employers you completed a PAHRA-accredited program.

The requirements of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) AAS program will consist of four semesters.  The first two semesters of the HVAC program will be focusing on the student’s completing their HVAC certificate which consist of 33 hours.  Afterwards, the HVAC students will complete their third and fourth semesters will consist of additional 15 hours of HVAC classes and 15 hours of general education classes.

(Major Code 3020; CIP Code 47.0201)

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology Program web page

Associate of Applied Science

Fall Semester

CMGT 100Industrial Safety/OSHA-303
HVAC 105HVAC Fundamentals*4
HVAC 110Electrical Fundamentals*4
HVAC 136Heating System Fundamentals*3
HVAC 167Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication*3
Total Hours17

Spring Semester

COMS 155Workplace Skills1
HVAC 164EPA 608 Refrigerant Management*1
HVAC 188Load Calculation and Duct Design*3
HVAC 202Cooling Systems*4
HVAC 251HVAC Installation and Start-up Procedures*4
HVAC 278Advanced Electrical Systems*3
Total Hours16

Summer Semester

HVAC 231HVAC Rooftop Units*3
Total Hours3

Fall Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
HVAC 165410-A Refrigerant Management*1
HVAC 275HVAC Code Review*3
PLUM 110Introduction to Plumbing Systems3
Social and Behavioral and Sciences Elective ^3
Total Hours13

Spring Semester

HVAC 220HVAC Trade Certification Review*2
HVAC 280HVAC Internship*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Communications Elective ^3
Humanities Elective3
Total Hours14

Total Program Hours: 63 


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