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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Helper, Career Studies Certificate


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Purpose

This Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as competent Technician’s Helper in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry.  The courses in this program create the first step in the pathway to an Associate of Applied Science degree and may be applied to some upper level studies in Career and Technical Programs.  Students will have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized credential through the EPA certification examination.  Classes count toward the Journeyman and Master state license in HVAC.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Read and interpret electrical diagrams, wire control systems from electrical diagrams, and repair faults in electrical control systems.
  • Properly size and install HVAC systems using current and appropriate codes and industry practices.
  • Diagnose, repair faults, and perform maintenance on HVAC systems.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses


First Semester


Second Semester


Total Credits: 6

Second 8-Week Session


Total Credits: 3

Total Credits For Program: 22


Plan 221.903.10

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options


  1. AIR 121  and AIR 276  are co-requisites and must be taken together.
  2. ELE 118  is a pre- or co-requisite for ELE 156 . Students who have taken AIR 134  have met the ELE 156  requirement.

Certifications


Courses in this program may help students attain the following license(s) or certification(s):

  • EPA Section 608 Technician Certification, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Journeyman Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • Master Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
  • 10-hour Construction Safety and Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Certifications


Courses in this program may help students attain the following license(s) or certification(s):

  • EPA Section 608 Technician Certification, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • OSHA 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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