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College Catalog 2014-2015

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through 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.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the program head.

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 academic advisor early in their program.

Special Accreditation Status: The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Associate of Applied Science 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
AIR 111 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I 3
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics or 3
  MTH  151  Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or higher  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 4
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls 3
AIR 154 Heating Systems I 4
AIR 257 Gas-Fired Warm Air Furnaces 4
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
AIR 205 Hydronics and Zoning 4
AIR 213 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls III 4
AIR 251 Air Conditioning Systems I 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
2___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
AIR 207 Heat Loads and Psychrometrics 4
AIR 235 Heat Pumps 4
AIR 238 Advanced Troubleshooting and Service 4
AIR 252 Air Conditioning Systems II 4
Total   16
Total credits for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration A.A.S.=67

1 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under general education electives.

2 See social/behavioral science courses listed under general education electives.