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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology - Associate of Applied Science in HVACR Technology

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Today's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) industry makes possible modern living including medicine, technology, and personal comfort at home and on the job, as well as food preservation. In fact, it supports almost every component of our way of life. The HVACR industry is growing and becoming more technologically complex. As a result, industry leaders have mandated that employees have a variety of skills including technical problem solving, communications, and customer relations. The new HVACR employee must be a professional in every way and has great potential for advancement. Areas of opportunity include factory or distributor technical representative; factory, distributor or dealer sales professional; system design technician; distributor or dealer customer service manager; project estimator; project manager; dealer field service technician and more.

Stark State College offers a commercial/industrial lab as well as a residential lab totaling approximately 4000 square feet. Both labs have a wide variety of modern HVACR and refrigeration equipment due to the many area HVACR and refrigeration businesses that support the program with state-of-the-art equipment. The HVACR program also has a 750-square-foot full sheet metal lab.

Students have the opportunity to obtain a variety of HVAC/R certifications in the program including ARI ICE (industry competency exams) tests, EPA refrigerant certification, and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) exams. Four NATE-approved courses are also offered for those seeking re-certification.

A graduate of this program will earn an associate of applied science degree in heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.

Full and partial scholarships available for HVACR students

There are three types of scholarships available for Stark State HVACR students. For specific scholarship information and the necessary application forms, please contact Dan Linger at Ext. 4455

HVACR One-Year Certificate

This is a one-year state-accredited technical certificate in HVAC Technology. It provides the students with many of the core technical courses in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technology. This program is approximately one-half the requirements for the associate of applied science in HVACR technology. Many students who earn this one-year technical certificate continue in the program to get an associate degree in HVACR technology.

Students also have the opportunity to take the EPA certification test.

For course descriptions visit here.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition
MTH107  Industrial Math or MTH125 College Algebra
HVC121  HVAC Principles I
HVC122  HVAC Principles II
Social & Behavioral Sciences or Arts & Humanities Elective
COM121  Effective Speaking or COM123 Small Group Communication
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
HVC227  HVAC Field Installation Techniques and Procedures
Non-Technical Elective
ENG221  Technical Report Writing
Technical Electives
Non-Technical Elective
PHY101  Principles of Physics (lab)
Technical Electives
Non-Technical Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 62-63

One-Year Certificate Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
HVC121  HVAC Principles I
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
Non-Technical Elective
HVC122  HVAC Principles II
HVC125  Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication
HVC227  HVAC Field Installation Techniques/Procedures
HVC234  HVAC Electrical Systems and Applications
HVC223  HVAC System Operation and Troubleshooting – Heating
HVC224  HVAC System Operation and Troubleshooting – Cooling

TOTAL CREDITS 30