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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree WO

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs in the air conditioning and refrigeration field. The second year provides students with skills that lead to leadership positions in HVACR industry. Occupational objectives include industry licensing, advanced critical thinking skills and state tradesman licenses in HVACR.

Transfer Information:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Special Accreditation Status: The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science degree program is accredited by HVAC Excellence (Benchmark of Academic Excellence). The date of the last review was 2010. The program is accredited by HVAC Excellence through May 23, 2016.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
1    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
AIR 111 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls I 3
AIR 121 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PHY 101 Intro to Physics or MTH151 or higher 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
AIR 122 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
AIR 134 Circuits & Controls 3
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 4
AIR 257 Gas-Fired Warm Air Furnaces 4
3PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
4    Social Science Elective 3
AIR 205 Hydronics & Zoning 4
AIR 213 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls III 4
AIR 251 Air Conditioning Systems I 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
Total   18
4th Semester
AIR 207 Heat Loads and Psychrometrics 4
AIR 235 Heat Pumps 4
AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting & Service 4
AIR 252 Air Conditioning Systems II 4
3PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   17
Total credits for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S.=68

1 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program..

3 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.