Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, A.A.S.

The associate degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration prepares students for employment as HVAC&R technicians who work on a variety of equipment and products. This work may include installation, maintenance and repair of various types of climate control units. The Delaware Valley chapter of The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has joined with the College to develop this program. The goal is to provide an educational program for current technicians, and for the basic preparation of individuals seeking entry to this field.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the functions of components in residential and light commercial HVAC&R equipment.
  • Describe the cycle of operation of residential and light commercial HVAC&R equipment.
  • Interpret wiring diagrams and building blueprints.
  • Perform specific installation and start-up procedures to insure operational efficiency and safety of HVAC&R equipment.
  • Diagnose trouble in operating safety controls.
  • Cite the procedures of heat loss and heat gain load calculations.
  • Identify how to handle refrigerant and detail potential environment hazards of fluorocarbons.
  • Detail the techniques of servicing equipment and start-up to develop service ability with hands-on experience.
  • Detail duct fabrication and installation in residential and light commercial buildings.
  • Describe the operation of hydronic and oil burner systems.
  • Diagnose trouble in hydronic and oil burner systems.
  • Cite procedures for servicing gas and oil heating systems.

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Fourth Semester (18 credits)

HVA 109 - HVAC Troubleshooting 3
HVA 204 - Blueprint Reading for HVAC 2
HVA 113 - Hydronic Troubleshooting 3
MTT 129 - Solids (CAM) Modeling 3
Natural Science Elective 4
Social Science Elective 3
  • Humanities Electives: HUM 110, HUM 120, HUM 160, or HUM 170
  • Natural Science Electives: PHS 120 to 140
  • Social Science Electives: SOC 100 to 200, HIS 120, or ECO 220

Total Credits: 67

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