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.
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.