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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
Williams Hall, Room 125 (518) 629-7275

The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Services program prepares the student to enter the industry with a background in the design, installation and service of commercial and residential HVAC/R systems. Course content includes: refrigeration theory, heat transfer systems, system design and electrical theory and application. The lecture courses are reinforced by nine hours per week of hands-on training in our state-of-the-art laboratories. This combination of lecture and hands-on work provides the student with a unique educational experience that will provide the training necessary to successfully enter the workforce.

Statement Of Purpose
The Heating and Refrigeration Technical Services Department at Hudson Valley Community College is dedicated to the purpose of educating and preparing students for entry into the heating, ventilation and air conditioning profession and to provide continuing education for those employees already in the field.

The HVAC/R field is a $175 billion per year industry that is not significantly influenced by the state of the economy. There is a constant need for qualified technicians as every residential and commercial building has HVAC/R equipment that needs installation and service. With jobs ranging from $25,000 and up, the Heating and Refrigeration Technical Services Department has achieved a job placement rate for graduates that approaches 100 percent.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70+

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $395.
Tools for this program have an estimated cost of $560.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*

 

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

HVAC 110

Refrigeration Principles I

4

HVAC 111

Refrigeration Principles II

3

HVAC 120

Refrigeration Lab I

6

HVAC 121

Refrigeration Lab II

6

HVAC 130

Electricity for HVAC/R

4

HVAC 131

Electrical Systems Applications

4

HVAC 140

Heat Transfer Systems I

4

HVAC 203

HVAC/R Systems Design I

3

HVAC 211

Refrigeration and AC Systems Applications I

4

HVAC 212

Refrigeration and AC Systems Applications II

4

HVAC 213

HVAC/R Systems Design II

4

HVAC 220

Heat Transfer Systems Lab

6

HVAC 221

Diagnosing & Servicing Lab

6

HVAC 230

HVAC/R Control Systems

3

HVAC 240

Heat Transfer Systems II

4

MATH 105

Applied Technical Math I

3

 

Total Credits Required

68


SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY

FIRST TERM

   

FORM 101

College Forum*

(1)

HVAC 110

Refrigeration Principles I

4

HVAC 120

Refrigeration Lab I

6

HVAC 130

Electricity for HVAC/R

4

MATH 105

Applied Technical Math I

3

 

Term Total

17

SECOND TERM

   

HVAC 111

Refrigeration Principles II

3

HVAC 121

Refrigeration Lab II

6

HVAC 131

Electrical Systems Applications

4

HVAC 140

Heat Transfer Systems I

4

 

Term Total

17

THIRD TERM

   

HVAC 203

HVAC/R Systems Design I

3

HVAC 211

Refrigeration & A/C Systems Appl. I

4

HVAC 220

Heat Transfer Systems Lab

6

HVAC 240

Heat Transfer Systems II

4

 

Term Total

17

FOURTH TERM

   

HVAC 212

Refrigeration & A/C Systems Appl. II

4

HVAC 213

HVAC/R Systems Design II

4

HVAC 221

Diagnosing & Servicing Lab

6

HVAC 230

HVAC/R Control Systems

3

 

Term Total

17

*Required of first time, full-time students.