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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Diploma (D35100)


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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime and evening hours. Minimum time for completion: Daytime – two semesters full-time attendance; Evening – four semesters of part-time attendance.  The Diploma is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology curriculum provides the basic knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems.

Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The diploma program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools and instruments. In addition, the AAS degree covers residential building codes, residential system sizing, and advanced comfort systems.

Diploma graduates should be able to assist in the start up, preventive maintenance, service, repair, and/or installation of residential and light commercial systems. 

General Education Courses:


English/Communications:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Total Credit Hours Required: 39


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from above:


Students who elect to take (MAT 121) from above:


Suggested Program Sequence:


Fall – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 17 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 18


Spring – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 12 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 14


Summer – 1st year:


Total Hours: Class 6 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0| Credit 7


Grand Total Hours: Class 24 | Lab 31 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 39


Evening Courses Are Offered On Demand


(See Your HVAC Advisor)

General Education Courses:


English/Communications:


Natural Sciences/Mathematics:


Total Credit Hours Required: 39


Developmental Course Requirements:


Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from above:


Students who elect to take (MAT 121) from above:


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