This program prepares students to install, maintain, service, troubleshoot and repair residential heating and cooling systems. Additionally, the program includes commercial refrigeration courses enabling students to learn how to maintain, troubleshoot and repair walk-in freezers, ice machines and other related machinery. Instruction includes classroom, laboratory and hands-on work in the laboratory or in the field. Along with core classes, academic skills emphasizing related math, science and human relations components are stressed to help students prepare to meet challenges commonly found in the workplace.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Incorporate workforce safety principals while performing basic tasks of a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) technician.
- Interpret electrical/mechanical schematics on HVAC/R equipment to diagnose mechanical or electrical problems in a residential or light commercial environment.
- Appraise EPA rules, regulations and refrigerant handling techniques in the performance of HVAC/R duties.
- Diagnose and repair electrical or mechanical problems on residential air conditioning equipment; light commercial air conditioning equipment; critical systems; boilers; chillers; equipment cooling systems.
General Education Requirements (22 Credits)
Mathematics (3 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Recommended: MATH 104B.
English Composition (3-5 Credits)
NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.
Communications (3 Credits)
Recommended: COM 115.
Human Relations (3 Credits)
Recommended: ALS 101.
Natural Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: ENV 101.
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)
Recommended: GEOG 106.
- any AM prefix course
- or any ANTH prefix course (except ANTH 102 and ANTH 110L)
- or any ART prefix course
- or any COM prefix course
- or CRJ 104 - Introduction to Administration of Justice
- or DAN 101 - Dance Appreciation
- or any ECON prefix course
- or ENG 223 - Themes of Literature or above
- or GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography
- or HHP 150 - Living Healthy and Well
- or HHP 201 - Stress Management
- or HHP 213 - Healthy Aging
- or any HIST prefix course
- or any MUS prefix course (except MUS 100)
- or any PHIL prefix course
- or PHO 101 - Beginning Photography
- or any PSC prefix course
- or any PSY prefix course
- or any SOC prefix course
- or any THTR prefix course (except THTR 275)
- or WMST 113 - Gender, Race, and Class
- or World Languages 101B or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (4-6 Credits)
Recommended: HIST 100 or PSC 101.
Special Program Requirements (38 Credits)
Core Requirements (31.5 Credits)