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  Aug 18, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Catalog

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology, A.A.A.S.


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Academic Program Code:  912

Students in this program learn the theory and become proficient in the skills necessary to assume jobs as heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration service and installation technicians. Heating and air-conditioning equipment make buildings comfortable for work, study or play. Refrigeration equipment makes it possible to safely store foods, medicines, and other items. The equipment that provides these conveniences is complex. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning/refrigeration technicians are skilled workers who install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair heating and cooling equipment. Much of the equipment with which they work is computer controlled. Technicians in this field are often employed to design, manufacture, install, sell and service equipment that regulates interior temperatures of buildings. They often specialize in one area, and may work both outdoors and indoors. 

Students take at least two laboratory courses in various specialties every semester. Courses may be taken in any order as long as all requirements (including prerequisites) are met. 

Students entering this program should meet the college’s minimum entrance requirements in Reading, Mathematics and English.

General Education Courses


Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work from the General Education Course list.  Course work must be selected as directed from the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


All students must select EN 101.  

Humanities


Select one (1) Humanities General Education Elective.

Social Sciences


Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Select one (1) Natural Sciences Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective or one (1) Mathematics General Education Elective.

General Education Total Credit Hours


15 (minimum)

Total Credit Hours


60 

Transfer Notes


Students intending to transfer to Ferris State University should also take PH 125 - College Physics 1 and MA 110 - College Algebra to meet their General Education requirements. Students intending to transfer to HVACR Engineering Technology at Ferris State University should take CIS 103.

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