HVAC Technology Program

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The HVAC Technology/Technician program will concentrate on heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings that control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. This program prepares students for entry into the following occupations: commercial heating/air conditioning controls technician; commercial heating/air conditioning service technician; heating/air conditioning lab technician; heating/air conditioning sales engineer, heating/air conditioning parts manager; and manufacturer’s field service representative.

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
HCR-717 Blueprint Reading
3.0
ELE-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-114 DC Fundamentals
3.0
HCR-115 Residential Heating Systems
4.0
IND-110 CPR, First Aid, and OSHA
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
HCR-210 Residential Air Conditioning Systems
4.0
HCR-240 Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems
3.0
HCR-308 Refrigeration Fundamentals
5.0
XXX-XXX Humanities/Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCR-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HCR-150 Commercial Heating Systems
5.0
HCR-510 Sheet Metal Fabrication
2.0
HCR-802 Control Systems for HVAC
4.0
HCR-155 Troubleshooting Heating Systems
3.0
XXX-XXX Communication Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
HCR-235 Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
5.0
HCR-923 Systems Design
3.0
HCR-125 Oil and Hydronic Heating
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Note: Curriculum pending approval

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Instructors

Phyllis Minnihan (Advisor)
515-574-1903
minnihan@iowacentral.edu