Heating, Ventilation, Air‐Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology is a postsecondary instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air‐conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial and residential setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air‐Conditioning Engineers, Inc., Air‐Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Air‐Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and others.

  • College Credit Certificate
  • Technical Certificate
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • A.A.S. Degree

ACT 1003 INTRODUCTION TO HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING TECHNOLOGY — This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills associated with all HVAC courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, and equipment, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling topics are included. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 lab)

ACT 1124 BASIC COMPRESSION REFRIGERATION – This course includes an introduction to the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning. Emphasis is placed on trade math, thermodynamics and heat transfer. (4 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 4 hrs. lab)

ACT 1133 BRAZING AND PIPING – This course includes various tools and pipe connecting techniques. This course includes specialized tools and test equipment required in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ACT 1214 CONTROLS - This course includes fundamentals of gas, fluid, electrical, and programmable controls. (4 hr. sch: 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ACT 1313 REFRIGERATION SYSTEM COMPONENTS – This course includes an in-depth study of the components and accessories of a sealed system including metering devices, evaporators, compressors, and condensers. (3 hr. sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ACT 1713 ELECTRICITY FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION I – This course includes basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits. (3 hr. sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2. hr. lab)

ACT 2324 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION — This course includes a study of various commercial refrigeration systems. This course also includes installation, servicing, and maintaining systems. (4 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ACT 2414 HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, AND REFRIGERATION – This course includes residential air-conditioning including indoor air quality. This course includes modules on basic maintenance, air quality equipment, troubleshooting cooling, and troubleshooting gas heating. (4 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

ACT 2424 HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING II – This course includes a continuation of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning I with modules related to introduction to hydronic systems, troubleshooting heat pumps, and troubleshooting accessories. (4 sch: 2hr. lecture, 4hr. lab)

ACT 2433 REFRIGERANT, RETROFIT, AND REGULATIONS – This course includes regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. This course includes EPA regulations, local, and state codes. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture. 2 hr. lab)

ACT 2513 HEATING SYSTEMS – This course includes various types of residential and commercial heating systems. This course includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydronic heating systems. (3 sch: 2 hr. lecture, 2 hr. lab)

ACT 2624 HEAT LOAD AND AIR PROPERTIES – This course includes introduction to heat load calculations for residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This course includes air distribution, duct sizing, selection of grills and registers, types of fans, air velocity, and fan performance. This course introduces air testing instruments and computer usage. (4sch: 2 hr. lecture, 4 hr. lab)

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