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.
Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 64
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Career and Technical Education
- Apply the principles and strategies used for the installation of air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnace, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls.
- Apply the principles and strategies used to troubleshoot and service air condition systems, heat pump systems, electric furnaces, hydronic systems, fossil fuel furnace, and system controls.
- Demonstrate basic business, employability and customer service skills as related to the HVA/C-R industry.
- Demonstrate mastery of handling refrigerant by successfully passing EPA Section 608 certification.
Summer Semester (required)
AAS Degree Total Hours: 64
Program Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix HCR with a "C" or better for the semester prior to the one in which they are currently enrolling with a "C" or better. Any exception will have to be approved in writing by the Program Coordinator or Division Dean.
Graduation Requirement: Must pass all core program courses with the prefix HCR with a "C" or better.
Because of changes in technology, students taking programs over an extended period of time may be advised to retake courses to update skills and competencies.
Footnotes for Degree Requirements:
1 Required general education course.
2 Required elective course.
3 Institutional requirement.
4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List .
It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.
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