Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

HVAC-R (Climate Control), Certificate

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Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, as a technical discipline, has made its transition to the “high-tech” field. Modern environmental control equipment use advanced controls involving pneumatic, electro-mechanical and direct digital control technologies. Today, common HVAC-R applications include the use of computers and computer network interfaces to facilitate building/space climate control and monitoring. Presently, manpower shortages exist for qualified personnel (see http://www. mepatwork.com for additional information). Men and women wanting to enter this field must understand these advanced technologies, their controls and communications networks if they are to be successful in this changing field.

Career Outlook

A wide variety of employment possibilities exist for those individuals who have training in the Climate Control field. HVAC-R Installers and Service Technicians are always needed to support companies involved in product sales and service. These skilled tradespersons work in residential, commercial and industrial settings keeping related equipment operational throughout the climate seasons. refrigeration journeymen work in commercial and industrial settings providing support for the food industry. Air balance specialists work with environmental engineers to test and adjust newly installed and existing HVAC-R systems. Systems integrators unify various sub-systems involving the HVAC-R and fire control-life safety technologies under one common control.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Comprehend relevant electrical symbols and abbreviations within projects.
  2. Apply basic knowledge of operating systems, networking, and computer hardware in projects.
  3. Illustrate proficiency in design concepts, orthographic projection, dimensioning practices, and blueprint reading through hands on projects and assignments.
  4. Apply physics offluids, components, troubleshooting and design applications for hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

First Semester / 1st 8 weeks

Total Credits: 8

First Semester / 2nd 8 weeks

Total Credits: 9

Second Semester / 1st 8 weeks

Total Credits: 9

Second Semester / 2nd 8 weeks

Total Credits: 6

Total Program Hours 32

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Communications Electives.

Must be proficient in MTH 080 .

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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