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The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares graduates for a wide variety of occupations in the $150 billion mechanical environment science field. Graduates find employment with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospital facilities maintenance departments, custom design or new construction markets.

The increase in new high-rise buildings and real estate development within all major cities is a clear indication of the ongoing job opportunities available. Many graduates also find employment with equipment manufacturers in research and development. Today’s society is demanding more emphasis on the ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements relating to environmental concerns facing the HVAC industry today and in the future.

The associate degree program offers the training needed to develop a high degree of technical skill, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision and a strong sense of personal responsibility. Graduates with field experience and further experience in business management can look to ownership of their own HVAC companies.

The four-course High Pressure Boiler License Training Program Certificate prepares students to take the State of Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operators License examination. To be licensed, individuals are also required to document directly-related work experience with high pressure boilers in accordance with State of Ohio requirements. This boiler license program gives technicians the opportunity to progress from licensed boiler operator through many more responsible jobs in industry and commercial applications.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology, the graduate will be able to:

• Create manual and computer graphic representations of HVAC projects

• Select piping materials and design piping systems

• Perform designs for commercial and industrial piping systems, including water, steam and refrigeration piping

• Calculate heat loss and heat gain loads for residential and commercial structures, using National ACCA manuals and computer software

• Use testing and analyzing instruments and calculate combustion process for various fuels (e.g., natural gas, coal, and fuel oil) to ensure proper operation for the most efficient operation of boilers and furnaces

• Assist in the selection and application of a variety of residential and commercial HVAC equipment to solve environmental problems

• Assist in the design of automatic control circuits using electro-mechanical and electronic control devices

• Assist in designing preventative maintenance programs for various HVAC systems

• Research and apply local, state, and national codes to various environmental systems

• Assist in conducting energy audits of residential and commercial structures

• Test and calculate airflow through system equipment 

• Read control schematics and test control circuits for malfunctions

• Troubleshoot and repair gas/electric furnaces, fuel oil furnaces, split system air conditioners and heat pumps, humidifiers, and electronic air cleaners.

Tool Requirements
Students taking courses in this curriculum will need to own or have access to proper hand tools and test equipment. Check with the program advisor to discuss specific course needs and options.

For more information, students can refer to the website www.cscc.edu/HVAC and/or contact HVAC Program Coordinator Bill Highley at (614) 287-2657.

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology Associate Degree

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
ARCH 1110 Basic Manual Drafting  1
ARCH 1112 Basic CAD Drafting  1
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
HVAC 1160 Hand Tools/Safety  3
HVAC 1180 Wiring Circuits I  2
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17
Semester 2 . .
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion Process  3
HVAC 1280 Wiring Circuits 2  3
HVAC 1120 Load Calculations I  3
SBS XXXX (Refer to approved list)  3
MATH 1110 Mathematics for the Skilled Trade  4
HUM XXXX Humanities (Refer to approved list)  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 19
Semester 3 . .
HVAC 2110 Piping Systems  2
HVAC 2220 Load Calculations 2  2
HVAC 2160 Automatic Controls  3
HVAC 2150 Heating Systems  3
COMM 2200 Business Communications  3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Semester 4 . .
HVAC XXXX Technical Elective  3
HVAC 2193 Advanced Problems  3
HVAC 2140 A/C & Heat Pump  4
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 68

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

HVAC 2094 Special Topics in HVAC  1-5
HVAC 2170 Commercial A/C Systems  3
HVAC 2180 Advanced Controls  5
HVAC 2190 Boiler Systems  4
HVAC 2950 Field Experience  3

GE-SOCIAL BEHAVORIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

ANTH 2202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3
GEOG 2240 Economic and Social Geography  3
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology  3

GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT (SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ I: Non-Western/Non-Amer/1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ II: Non-Western/Non-Amer/Since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History 3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1130 Ethics 3

High Pressure Boiler License Training Program

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HVAC 2110 Piping Systems  2
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion  3
HVAC 1160 Hand Tools/Safety  3
HVAC 2190 Boiler Systems  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 12

Large Commercial Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
HVAC 1180 Wiring Circuits I  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 2 . .
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion  3
HVAC 2190 Boiler Systems  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 3 . .
HVAC 2170 Commercial A/C Systems  3
HVAC 2180 Advanced Controls  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 20

Residential/Light Commercial Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
HVAC 1140 Principles of Refrigeration  3
HVAC 1180 Wiring Circuits I  2
HVAC 1160 Hand Tools/Safety  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
HVAC 1150 Instrumentation/Combustion  3
HVAC 1280 HVAC Wiring Circuits II  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 3 . .
HVAC 2140 A/C & Heat Pump  4
HVAC 2150 Heating Systems  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 21