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This program is offered at Clark State's Greene County CTC location.

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 Xenia at the Greene County Career Technology Center (CTC) at 2960 West Enon Road.  General education courses not offered at Greene County CTC may be completed online or at one of Clark State's other campus sites in Springfield, Bellefontaine, or Beavercreek.

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Download the curriculum sheet for this major. 

Course Title Credits
HVC 1015 HVAC-R Fundamentals and Practices 3
HVC 1100 Basic Electricity and Motors for HVAC-R 4
HVC 1215 EPA Certifications 2
HVC 1315 Commercial Refrigeration 2
FYE 1100 College Success 1
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
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
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
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
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
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
HVC 1215 EPA Certifications 2
  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.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.