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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield locations.

Students completing the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program are prepared to find employment with large commercial heating and air conditioning contractors, residential mechanical contractors, parts and equipment distributors, large commercial and industrial facility maintenance departments, hospital facilities maintenance departments, custom design or new construction markets.

The associate degree program offers the training needed to develop a high degree of technical skill, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision and a strong sense of personal responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of an associate degree in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Technology a graduate will be able to:

  • Select piping materials and design piping systems.
  • Calculate heat loss and heat gain loads for residential and commercial structures.
  • Use testing and analyzing instruments and calculate combustion process for various fuels (e.g., natural gas, coal, and fuel oil) to ensure proper operation for the most efficient operation of boilers and furnaces.
  • Assist in the selection and application of a variety of residential and commercial HVAC equipment to solve environmental problems.
  • Assist in the design of automatic control circuits using electro-mechanical and electronic control devices and in designing preventative maintenance programs for various HVAC systems.
  • Research and apply local, state, and national codes to various environmental systems.
  • Test and calculate airflow through system equipment.
  • Read control schematics and test control circuits for malfunctions.
  • Troubleshoot and repair gas/electric furnaces, fuel oil furnaces, split system air conditioners and heat pumps, humidifiers, and electronic air cleaners.

Program Design and Availability

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

This program is taught in Springfield at Springfield-Clark CTC (1901 Selma Road) near the Leffel Lane Campus or at Greene County Career Center (2960 West Enon Road, Xenia).  General education courses not offered at Springfield-Clark CTC or Greene County Career Center may be completed online or at one of Clark State's other campus sites in Springfield, Bellefontaine, or Beavercreek.

Course Title Credits
Fall
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
-- Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
GEN 1100 College Readiness 1
 
Spring
HVC 1015 HVAC-R Fundamentals and Practices 3
HVC 1100 Basic Electricity and Motors for HVAC-R 4
HVC 1700 EPA Certifications 2
HVC 1315 Commercial Refrigeration 2
INT 1050 Blueprint Reading and Schematics 3
 
Summer
HVC 2010 Residential Gas Heating 4
HVC 2220 Residential Electric Heating 1
HVC 2030 Heat Pump Systems 2
INT 1000 OSHA 10-Hour General Safety 1
 
Fall
HVC 2040 Oil and Hydronic Heat 2
HVC 2315 Air Conditioning 2
HVC 2415 Indoor Air Quality and Distribution 3
HVC 2700 HVAC-R Job Skills 2
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
 
Spring
COM 1170 Small Group Communication 3
ECO 2210 Principles of Macroeconomicsor  
ECO 2220 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
-- Co-op or Technical Elective* 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 60

*The technical electives must total a minimum of 6 semester hours in any combination of co-op (EBE 2701 - EBE 2704, EBE 2801 - EBE 2804) or any course not already prescribed in the following areas:  CAD, ENT, INT, or NTK 1110.