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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 and 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
 
Spring
HVC 1000 HVAC-R Fundamentals 3
HVC 1200 HVAC-R Practices 1
HVC 1400 Air Distribution 2
HVC 1600 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems 1
INT 1050 Blueprint Reading and Schematics 3
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
 
Summer
HVC 1300 Principles of Thermodynamics 1
HVC 1650 Refrigerants 1
HVC 1700 EPA Certifications 2
HVC 2210 Residential Oil Heating 1
HVC 2220 Residential Electric Heating 1
INT 1100 Industrial Safety 3
 
Fall
HVC 2100 Basic Electricity and Motors for HVAC-R 4
HVC 2230 Residential Heat Pump Systems 1
HVC 2240 Residential Gas Heating 1
HVC 2300 Packaged Heating and Cooling Systems 1
HVC 2400 Hydronic Systems 1
HVC 2500 Residential Air Conditioning 1
HVC 2600 Indoor Air Quality 1
HVC 2700 HVAC-R Job Skills 2
 
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* 6
 
  Total Credit Hours 62

*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.