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The Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares graduates for a wide variety of occupations in the $150 billion mechanical environment science field. Graduates find employment with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospital facilities maintenance departments, custom design or new construction markets.

The increase in new high-rise buildings and real estate development within all major cities is a clear indication of the ongoing job opportunities available. Many graduates also find employment with equipment manufacturers in research and development. Today’s society is demanding more emphasis on the ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements relating to environmental concerns facing the HVAC industry today and in the future.

The associate degree program offers the training needed to develop a high degree of technical skill, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision and a strong sense of personal responsibility. Graduates with field experience and further experience in business management can look to ownership of their own HVAC companies.

The four-course High Pressure Boiler License Training program prepares students to take the State of Ohio High Pressure Boiler Operators License examination. To be licensed, individuals are also required to document directly-related work experience with high pressure boilers in accordance with State of Ohio requirements. This boiler license program gives technicians the opportunity to progress from licensed boiler operator through many more responsible jobs in industry and commercial applications.

Upon completion of the Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology, the graduate will be able to:

  • Create manual and computer graphic representations of HVAC projects
  • Select piping materials and design piping systems
  • Perform designs for commercial and industrial piping systems, including water, steam and refrigeration piping
  • Calculate heat loss and heat gain loads for residential and commercial structures, using National ACCA manuals and computer software
  • Use testing and analyzing instruments and calculate combustion process for various fuels (e.g., natural gas, coal, and fuel oil) to ensure proper operation for the most efficient operation of boilers and furnaces
  • Assist in the selection and application of a variety of residential and commercial HVAC equipment to solve environmental problems
  • Assist in the design of automatic control circuits using electro-mechanical and electronic control devices
  • Assist in designing preventative maintenance programs for various HVAC systems
  • Research and apply local, state, and national codes to various environmental systems
  • Assist in conducting energy audits of residential and commercial structures
  • Test and calculate airflow through system equipment
  • Read control schematics and test control circuits for malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot and repair gas/electric furnaces, fuel oil furnaces, split system air conditioners and heat pumps, humidifiers, and electronic air cleaners.

For more information, students can refer to the website (www.cscc.edu/HVAC) and/or contact HVAC Program Coordinator Bill Highley at (614) 287-2657.

 

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology Associate Degree

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
ARCH 110 Construction Drafting:  Manual I (First Term) 2
ARCH 112 Construction Drafting:  CAD I (Second Term)  2
CIT 101 PC Applications 1  3
ENGL 101 Beginning Composition  3
HAC 152 Instrumentation/Combustion Process  4
HAC 161 Hand Tools Laboratory  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
HAC 116 Piping Systems  3
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration  4
HAC 183 HAC Wiring Circuits I  4
HAC 222  Load Calculations I  4
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
ENGL 102 Essay and Research  3
HAC 231 Load Calculations II  4
HAC 243 Air Conditioning Systems  4
HAC 284 HAC Wiring Circuits II  4
MATH 148 College Algebra  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 20

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
BMGT 231 Entrepreneurship I  4
COMM 200 Business Communications  3
HAC 242 HAC Mechanical Standards/Safety  3
HAC 253 Automatic Controls I  3
HAC 254 Heating Systems  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 17

Quarter 5

Course Name Credits
BMGT 232 Entrepreneurship II  4
COMM 105 Speech  3
HAC 256 Automatic Controls II  3
HAC xxx Technical Elective  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 14

Quarter 6

Course Name Credits
HAC 244 Heat Pump Systems  4
HAC 266 Advanced Problems  4
HUM xxx Humanities 111,112,113,151,152 (or) 224  5
SSCI 10X Social Science 100,101, 102, SOC 239 (or) GEOG 240 5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 107

Technical Elective must be selected from the following list of courses:

Course Name Credits
HAC 291 Field Experience  3
HAC 258 Pneumatic Controls I  4
HAC 285 HAC Electronic Controls I  4
HAC 287 Boiler Systems  5
HAC 288 Commercial A/C Systems  4
HAC 299* Special Topics in HAC  1–5

* Please see advisor before scheduling this class.

High Pressure Boiler License Training Program

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
HAC 116 Piping Systems  3
HAC 152 Instrumentation/Combustion  4
HAC 242 HAC Mechanical Standards/Safety  3
HAC 287 Boiler Systems  5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 15

Large Commercial Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration  4
HAC 183 HAC Wiring Circuits I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
HAC 152 Instrumentation/Combustion  4
HAC 287 Boiler Systems  5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
HAC 288 Commercial A/C Systems  4
HAC 256 Automatic Controls II  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
HAC 285  HAC Electronic Controls I 4
HAC 258 Pneumatic Controls  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 32

Residential/Light Commercial Certificate

Quarter 1

Course Name Credits
HAC 141 Principles of Refrigeration  4
HAC 183 HAC Wiring Circuits I  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8

Quarter 2

Course Name Credits
HAC 152 Instrumentation/Combustion  4
HAC 284 HAC Wiring Circuits II  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8

Quarter 3

Course Name Credits
HAC 243 Air Conditioning Systems  4
HAC 161 Hand Tools Laboratory  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8

Quarter 4

Course Name Credits
HAC 244 Heat Pump Systems  4
HAC 254 Heating Systems  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS .  32