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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology  
Career Studies Certificate WO


Purpose:  The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC-R) and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and facilities maintenance industry. Students receive entry-level instruction in the principles, service, maintenance, repair, and installation of air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, plumbing, and electrical systems.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
AIR 111 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Controls I 3
AIR 121 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 4
1AIR 154 Heating Systems I or BLD 20 Intro to Plumbing 2-4
2ENG/CST ENG/CST    Elective 3
Total   12-14
2nd Semester
AIR 122 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls 3
3BLD 96 On Site Training or BLD 197 Cooperative Education 2
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment 1
Total   10
Total credits for the HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate=22-24

1 Students who plan to work in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry or who plan to complete the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Certificate or AAS degree should take AIR 154, while students who plan to work in facilities maintenance should take BLD 20. See your advisor for details.

2 The ENG/CST requirement may be met by ENG 111 or other ENG courses approved by your advisor, or by CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

3 Students will be eligible to participate in paid or unpaid work-based learning experiences depending upon their qualifications and workforce conditions. See your faculty advisor for details.