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College Catalog 2018-2019

HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology
Career Studies Certificate
Offered through WO
CIP Code: 47.0201

Purpose: This program 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.

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.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
AIR 111 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I 3
AIR 121 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 4
1AIR 154 Heating Systems I or 2-4
  BLD  20  Introduction to Plumbing  
SDV 106 Preparation for Employment or 1
  SDV  100  College Success Skills  
Total   10-12
2nd Semester
AIR 122 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration II 4
AIR 134 Circuits and Controls 3
2ENG/CST Elective 3
Total   10
Total credits for the HVAC-R and Facilities Services Technology Career Studies Certificate=20-22

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 A.A.S. should take AIR 154, while students who plan to work in facilities maintenance should take BLD 20. See an advisor for details.

2 May be met by ENG 111 or other ENG courses approved by a student’s advisor, or by CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.