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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services
Associate in Occupational Studies
HEGIS #5317
Building Systems Technology Department
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 Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Additional math courses recommended. Spring entrance will require additional semesters to complete the program. 70 or above

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.