This degree is designed for entry-level students pursuing careers in the HVAC-R industries, as well as experienced technicians in need of upgrade training. The program focuses on the basic operating principles of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, allowing one to pursue careers in sales, service, design, facilities operation, project management or as a laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer. These principles are presented through lecture and laboratory exercises in a step-by-step fashion by addressing refrigeration, heating, distribution, filtration and control as individual subsystems. Upper-level courses tie the subsystems together to discuss how they interact, providing the HVAC-R technician or designer with knowledge regarding proper system operation.
The program focuses on the basic operating principles of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, allowing one to pursue careers in sales, service, design, facilities operation, project management or as a laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Students test for EPA Technician Certification as Refrigerant Handlers under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act as well as a certificate in the proper handling of Refrigerant R-410a.
The Program Educational Objectives are as follows:
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information
|CAT 1111||Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading||1|
|CAT 1131||Introduction to Revit MEP||3|
|CAT 1601||Building Electric & Controls||4|
|COM 2211||Effective Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|HVA 1201||Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling||3|
|HVA 1221||Heating Systems||3|
|HVA 1241||HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices||4|
|HVA 1261||HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings||4|
|HVA 1352||Psychrometrics, Health & Comfort in HVAC||2|
|HVA 1301||Air & Water Distribution Systems||3|
|HVA 1401||HVAC Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting||3|
|HVA 2251||Primary HVAC Equipment Operation & Selection||3|
|HVA 2351||HVAC Systems & Controls||5|
|HVA 2780||HVACR Engineering Technology Capstone Project||3|
|MET 1131||Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology||1|
|MET 2711||Ethics for Engineering Technology Professionals||1|
|PHY 1141||College Physics I||4|
|Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective||3|
|(MAT 1470 AND MAT 1570 OR MAT 1580)||5 - 6|
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