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Academic Programs - School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies

Heating Systems
Certificate
HEGIS #5317
Chairperson: Richard Porter
Williams Hall, (518) 629-7275

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2011 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Heating Systems certificate program is designed for the HVAC/R technician looking for advancement or an individual interested in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field but who wants to work while going to school. The program provides accredited evening course work in the HVAC/R field, providing an educated work force for an industry that is in need of qualified personnel.

The program consists of four semesters of courses required for the Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services A.O.S. degree. These courses include a basic math course and heat transfer systems lecture courses, with six credit hours of hands-on laboratory classes. Systems Design I and Systems Design II are also offered as part of the certificate and include instruction in Microsoft Visio and various design software. Industrial safety, electrical fundamentals, environmental impact, and energy conservation are also emphasized.

The Heating Systems certificate program is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and furthers its goal of providing the HVAC/R industry with qualified technicians.

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 130

Electricity for HVAC/R

4
HVAC 140

Heat Transfer Systems I

4
HVAC 203

HVAC/R Systems Design I

3
HVAC 213

HVAC/R Systems Design II

4
HVAC 220

Heat Transfer Lab

6
HVAC 240

Heat Transfer Systems II

4
MATH 105

Applied Technical Math I

3
 

Total Credits Required

28

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the Department Chairperson