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Placement Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Featured Videos WelcomeSCC’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program prepares students for careers in a variety of settings, including service technician (residential and commercial heating and air conditioning, heat pumps, and commercial refrigeration), new installation (residential and commercial heating and air conditioning, heat pumps, commercial refrigeration, plumbing and sheet metal), maintenance (apartment complexes and manufacturing facilities), sales (wholesale), design (wholesale), and utilities (energy management and load calculations).OverviewThe Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program provides a 50-50 balance of theory and hands-on application, in keeping with the philosophy of SCC. This includes a solid foundation of the principles of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, combined with extensive hands-on instruction. The main focus of the program is residential and light commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning, along with food preservation refrigeration. Students will learn basic electricity for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration; tubing operations such as soldering, brazing, bending and flaring; sheet metal fabrication, design and installation; installation, service and troubleshooting for plumbing, heating and air conditioning, heat pumps and refrigeration; load calculations; EPA refrigerant certification (Sec. 608 ARI); welding (ARC, MIG, Oxy/acetylene brazing and cutting); mechanical code; uniform plumbing code; and job safety. Students in the lab will learn to install, perform performance verifications, systematically troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical and mechanical HVAC/R systems and components. The program is a six-quarter (18-month) program. Students are on campus participating in lecture/lab courses during five of those six quarters. The other quarter involves an opportunity to learn while doing through the College's Cooperative Education Experience. During this experience, the student is paid to help offset the costs of college.MissionThe mission of the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program is to prepare students for direct service in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, including the areas of installation, service technicians, maintenance, sales and design.Employment OutlookAn additional 20,000 HVAC/R technicians and installers are needed each year to work in a fast-paced, growing, multibillion-dollar industry. By 2014, the United States will need 29 percent more HVAC/R and 21 percent more plumbing technicians, or more than 100,000 skilled workers, to perform these important jobs, which cannot be outsourced overseas. A job in the HVAC/R industry offers variety, job security, respect, upward mobility, great salary, lifelong employment and opportunity. Jobs in the $150 billion-a-year HVAC/R industry are predicted to increase as demand grows for industrial, commercial and residential climate control systems. Recent graduates report an average salary of $15 per hour with a high of $20 per hour.Starting TermsSummer Quarter, Winter Quarter.Heating, Ventilation, AC & Refrig Technology-AASCurriculumHVAC/REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGYTake the following:HVAC-1109 Electrical FundamentalsHVAC-1131 Refrigeration Theory IHVAC-1132 Piping PracticesHVAC-1133 Plumbing Theory/Print ReadingHVAC-1226 Refrigeration Laboratory IHVAC-1230 Electrical Principles & PractiHVAC-1234 Plumbing CodeHVAC-1237 Refrigeration Theory IIHVAC-1251 Hydronic TheoryHVAC-1330 Resid HVAC Systems & ControlsHVAC-1331 Manual J/Manual DHVAC-1336 Sheet Metal LabHVAC-1343 Refrigeration Theory IIIHVAC-1363 Heat Pump PrinciplesHVAC-1434 Refrigeration Lab IIWELD-1183 HVAC Welding PracticesHVAC-1440 Mechanical CodeHVAC-1447 Comm HVAC Fundamentals & PractHVAC-1450 EPA Refrigerant CertificationHVAC-1452 Residential Install LabHVAC-1461 Resident HVAC Systems & ControlHVAC-2600 HVAC/R LabHVAC-2649 Comm HVAC Fundamental & PractHVAC-2650 Troubleshooting TechniquesINFO-1000 Computer EssentialsHVAC-2610 Troubleshooting Techniques LabHVAC-2900 InternshipHVAC-2901 Cooperative ExperienceGENERAL ED REQUIREMENT CORETake SPCH-1090 or SPCH-1110 or SPCH-2810.SPCH-1090 Fund of Human CommunicationsSPCH-1110 Public SpeakingSPCH-2810 Business & Professional CommunTake ENGL-1010 or ENGL-1015.ENGL-1010 Composition IENGL-1015 Composition & LiteratureTake PHYS-1150PHYS-1150 Descriptive PhysicsGENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSTake 2 courses from the following. No 2 classes from the same department.MATH-1040 Business MathMATH-1050 Thinking MathematicallyMATH-1080 Algebra & TrigonometryMATH-1100 Intermediate AlgebraMATH-1150 College AlgebraMATH-1180 Elementary StatisticsMATH-1200 TrigonometryMATH-1300 PrecalculusMATH-1400 Applied CalculusMATH-1600 Calc & Analytic Geometry IMATH-2030 Contemporary MathematicsBIOS-1010 General BiologyBIOS-1090 General BotanyBIOS-1110 Biology of MicroorganismsBIOS-1140 Human AnatomyBIOS-1210 Human Anatomy & Physiology IBIOS-1220 Human Anatomy & Physiology IIBIOS-2130 Human PhysiologyCHEM-1050 Chemistry and the CitizenCHEM-1090 General Chemistry IFSDT-1350 Basic NutritionGEOL-1010 Physical GeologyGEOL-1060 Environmental GeologyPHYS-1017 Technical PhysicsPHYS-1030 AstronomyPHYS-1110 Survey of Physical SciencePHYS-1150 Descriptive PhysicsPHYS-1410 General Physics IPHYS-2110 College Physics IANTH-1020 Intro to Cultural AnthANTH-1120 General AnthropologyECON-1200 Personal FinanceECON-2110 MacroeconomicsECON-2120 MicroeconomicsGEOG-1420 World Regional GeographyHIST-1000 Western Tradition IHIST-1010 Western Tradition IIHIST-1810 Survey of Russian HistoryHIST-1820 Survey of Asian HistoryHIST-2010 Amer Hist I (Early America)HIST-2020 Amer Hist II (Late America)HIST-2100 Survey World Hist to 1500 CEHIST-2110 World History since 1500 CEHIST-2960 Survey of African American HisPOLS-1000 American GovernmentPOLS-1040 Comparative PoliticsPOLS-1080 Intro to Political SciencePOLS-1600 Introduction to International RelationsPSYC-1250 Interpersonal RelationsPSYC-1810 Introduction to PsychologySOCI-1010 Introduction to SociologySOCI-1020 Diversity in SocietySOCI-2150 Issues of Unity and DiversityARTS-1010 Intro to Visual Arts (Art Appreciation)ARTS-1050 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IARTS-1060 Intro to Art Hist & Crit IIARTS-2650 Intro to Native America ArtARTS-2750 Women in ArtGERM-1010 Beginning German IHUMS-1100 Introduction to HumanitiesHUMS-1200 Contemporary Arts & IdeasMUSC-1010 Introduction to MusicMUSC-2750 Introduction to American MusicMUSC-2800 World MusicMUSC-2870 History of Rock MusicPHIL-1010 Introduction to PhilosophyPHIL-1060 Applied EthicsPHIL-1150 Intro Logic/Critical ThinkingPHIL-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsRELS-2610 Intro to Comparative ReligionsSIGN-1010 Beginning ASL ISPAN-1010 Beginning Spanish ITHEA-1010 Introduction to TheatreTHEA-1140 Basic ActingBSAD-1010 Microsoft Applications IINFO-1010 Computer LiteracyProgram RequirementsProgram Requirements & Student ResponsibilitiesComplete and submit an Application for Admission form and return it to SCC's Milford Campus. Students accepted for this class will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.All applicants are responsible for scheduling an appointment to take the COMPASS test. ACT scores may be accepted. Please call the SCC Milford Campus Assessment Office, 402-761-8202 or 1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8202 for an appointment. For questions about applications to SCC's Milford Campus, please call 1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8448. For a tour of the HVAC/R Technology program, please call 1-800-933-7223, Ext. 8243.Meet college student conduct and attendance standards.Follow designated safety procedures while on campus.Participate in all learning activities at the scheduled times, complete and submit required assignments and projects by the required due date.Be responsible for program costs: tuition, fees, books and tools.Be cooperative and willing to work with faculty and other students.Complete all necessary records for cooperative education experience.CostsIt appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. You can download the PDF file here.