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

Stark State students can now obtain a four-year degree through an agreement with Ferris State University click here for more information

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 HVAC 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 HVAC 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 HVAC and refrigeration equipment due to the many area HVAC and refrigeration businesses that support the program with state-of-the-art equipment. The HVAC 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 and air conditioning technology.

Full and partial scholarships available for HVAC students

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

HVAC 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 and air conditioning (HVAC) technology. This program is approximately one-half the requirements for the associate of applied science in HVAC technology. Many students who earn this one-year technical certificate continue in the program to get an associate degree in HVAC 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
MTH125  College Algebra
HVC121  HVAC Principles I
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
HVC123  Sheet Metal Layout I
Arts or Humanities Elective
MST121  Blueprint Reading
ENG124  College Composition
HVC122  HVAC Principles II
HVC226  Sheet Metal Layout II
HVC227  HVAC Field Installation Techniques/Procedures
HVC234  HVAC Electrical Systems & Applications
CET121  Building Materials and Construction Methods
MST126  Pipefitting Principles & Applications
HVC222  HVAC Design and Application
HVC223  HVAC System Operation/Troubleshooting-Heating
HVC224  HVAC System Operation/Troubleshooting-Cooling
COM123  Small Group Communication
HVC236  Advanced HVAC Electrical Applications
ENG221  Technical Report Writing
PHY101  Principles of Physics
Technical Electives

TOTAL CREDITS 70

One-Year Certificate Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
HVC121  HVAC Principles I
HVC123  Sheet Metal Layout I
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
ENV231  OSHA 30-Hour General Industry
CET121  Building Materials and Construction Methods
HVC122  HVAC Principles II
HVC227  HVAC Field Installation Techniques/Procedures
HVC234  HVAC Electrical Systems & Applications
HVC223  HVAC System Operation/Troubleshooting – Heating
HVC224  HVAC System Operation/Troubleshooting – Cooling

TOTAL CREDITS 31