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 installation, service, facilities operation, project management, sales, laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer, or as a designer. 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 installation, service, facilities operation, project management, sales, laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer, or as a designer.
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.
The Program Educational Objectives are as follows:
|CAT 1111||Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading||1|
|CAT 1131||Introduction to Revit MEP||3|
|CAT 1601||Building Electric & Controls||4|
|CAT 2431||OSHA Construction Standards||2|
|CHE 1311||College Chemistry I||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 1261||HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings||3|
|HVA 1241||HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices||3|
|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|
|MAT 1110||Math for Technologists||3|
|MET 1131||Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology||1|
|Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective||3|