Prepares students for a career in building/plant facility maintenance. Focuses on job safety, basic electricity, heating and cooling, sheet metal fabrication, EPA refrigeration certification, power engineering (exposure to boilers and hydronic systems), building controls, hydraulics, plumbing and pipe fitting, millwright basics (applied tech), and welding.
- Apply basic skills in HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair.
- Operate basic boiler and hydronic systems.
- Troubleshoot basic electrical equipment utilizing theories of electricity.
- Demonstrate installation and maintenance plumbing and pipe fitting skills.
- Demonstrate basic welding skills.
- Communicate effectively in the workplace using interpersonal and computer skills.
- Apply basic carpentry skills such as measuring, cutting, and shaping wood and other building materials.
- Employ basic millwright skills.
- Apply basic fabricating/sheet metal working skills such as layout and fabrication of sheet metal fittings.
- Apply basic machine repair skills.
- Apply basic skills in installation and troubleshooting of instrumentation and controls.
- Utilize the appropriate tools as dictated by the project.
- Demonstrate consistent adherence to standard safety protocols.
Many large and small companies are combining trades and as a result, are seeking individuals for employment in this fast-growing profession.
- Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Power Engineering
- Building Controls
- Renewable Energy
Class credits earned at HFC can be transferred to other academic institutions. Transfer information is available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center or contact your academic advisor.