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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrig

Award: Three-Semester Diploma
Total Credits for Award: 45.00

Admission Requirements:

HVAC courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:


Description:

Minneapolis College's Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Program will train you to diagnose problems, perform repairs and conduct maintenance on residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems. You will learn diagnostic and repair procedures for HVAC equipment, and will be trained to fabricate sheet metal, copper, plastic and steel piping. Experienced instructors will prepare you to work with advanced electrical controls, heat recovery ventilators, air cleaning devices, sophisticated air measurement equipment and carbon monoxide testing instruments. 


Program Learning Outcome #1:  Obtain section 608 Universal Certification by the EPA for refrigerant transition and recovery.

Program Learning Outcome #2:  Interpret electrical concepts, procedures, and safety practices.

Program Learning Outcome #3:  Successfully troubleshoot and repair HVACR equipment.

Program Learning Outcome #4:  Develop communication skills with customers, co-workers and employers.

Program Learning Outcome #5:  Demonstrate necessary mechanical skills to install, maintain and repair HVACR equipment.

Program Learning Outcome #6:  Demonstrate the skills necessary to become proficient in the process of metal fabrication related to HVACR.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HVAC 1000

 Refrigeration Fundamentals  2.00

 HVAC 1005

 Basic Electricity

 2.00

 HVAC 1015

 OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training

 2.00

 HVAC 1020

 Trade Tools and Test Instruments

 2.00

 HVAC 1025

 Interpreting Schematic Drawings

 2.00

 HVAC 1030

 Service Procedures for HVAC and R Technicians

 1.00

 HVAC 1035

 HVAC Sheet Metal

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HVAC 1100

 Copper Fabrication  2.00

 HVAC 1105

 Refrigeration Management

 2.00

 HVAC 1110

 Electric Motors and Motor Controls

 3.00

 HVAC 1115

 HVAC and R Controls

 3.00

 HVAC 1120

 HVAC Design

 2.00

 ARTS 2233

 Sculpture: Direct Metals

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 HVAC 2105

 HVAC and R Internship 1

 1.00

 HVAC 2110

 Heat Pumps

 2.00

 HVAC 2115

 Indoor Air Quality

 3.00

 HVAC 2120

 Gas-Fired Furnaces

 3.00

 HVAC 2125

 Oil-Fired Furnaces

 1.00

 HVAC 2130

 Central Air Conditioners

 2.00

 HVAC 2140

 Residential Boilers

 2.00

 HVAC 2240

 Introduction to Solar Thermal Systems

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.