Energy Technology - HVAC

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2010
Program Code
HVAC.AAS
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development: 313-845-9645, bepdinfo@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-211
Faculty Contact
James Elmer: 313-317-4129, jlelmer@hfcc.edu, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162

Program Description

Description

Presents an overall study of the principles of energy production and its uses. Course work provides students who are successful with a well-rounded background in the principles of measurement, conservation and operation and repair of residential/commercial heating, and air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. While working on this degree, students also have the opportunity to earn the Energy Technology — HVAC Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — HVAC Advanced Certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Use proper tools, materials, and equipment necessary for completing mechanical operations on residential and light commercial HVAC-R systems and equipment.
  2. Utilize standard safety procedures.
  3. Demonstrate both soft skills and communication skills including reading comprehension, computer skills, communication, and customer service.
  4. Troubleshoot electrical systems and controls in HVAC-R equipment.
  5. Interpret mechanical, electrical, and control diagrams relevant to the HVAC-R industry.
  6. Apply manufacturer specifications for HVAC-R equipment and systems.
  7. Demonstrate energy auditing and energy management for efficiency.
  8. Perform preventative maintenance according to service agreements.
  9. Demonstrate effective project management skills.
  10. Design and select equipment for HVAC-R systems including duct work.
Career Opportunities
  • Energy Conservation Technician
  • Facilities Manager or Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Field Application Engineer
  • Field Service Engineer
  • HVAC Design/Estimating or Sales Engineer
  • HVAC Project Manager
  • HVAC Service and Installation Technician
  • Licensed Power Engineer or Building Engineer
  • Plant/Building Energy Manager
  • Representative for power equipment or instrument and control equipment found in buildings of all sizes.
  • Residential/Commercial Energy Auditor

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours
3.00

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
68.00