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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and MAT 0600 or MAT 0100 or MAT 1110

Description: Rules, interpretations, record keeping and standards required by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) (29CFR Part 1926) for the construction industry to ensure employees a safe, healthful workplace. Successful completion of the course provides the 30 hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.

Description: Basic concepts and theory of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Foundations in the applications of cooling principles in light commercial equipment. Major components include refrigerant flow through equipment, applications of equipment to the refrigeration cycle, heat transfer fundamentals, customer service, and preparation for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refrigerant handler's certification exam. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

Description: Introduction to the basic concepts of all heating systems found in light commercial applications for the experienced and inexperienced in HVAC. A comprehensive presentation of HVAC systems, including rooftop packaged systems, heat pumps, packaged low-pressure boiler systems, and packaged unitary heaters. Includes low-pressure hot water and steam generation, including the fundamentals of heat generation in water-based heating systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

Description: Use ratio and proportion to solve applications in technology; convert within and between metric and customary systems of measurement; read and interpret measurement tools and gauges; simplify algebraic expressions; solve linear equations; apply the geometry of lines, angles, and circles to technology applications. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Applied computer tools to solve engineering technology problems, emphasizing the integration of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and engineering research skills using the Internet. Applications of an integrated approach to research papers, engineering technology analysis, technical laboratory reports and technical presentations. One-half classroom, one and one-half lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (First Year)
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An introduction to building electrical and control systems for HVAC technicians. Includes AC/DC circuits, single phase and three phase motors and motor control, HVAC equipment control, wiring techniques, control components including sequencers, and an introduction to building pneumatic and DDC control. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Description: A discussion and demonstration of the importance of proper air distribution systems and principles of balanced heat distribution, including design considerations for light commercial applications. Loads will be calculated using commercially available software. Testing, Adjusting and Balancing procedures are included. One classroom, six labs hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Description: Theory and practice of fluid flow in HVAC distribution systems, including water systems, sizing and performance, duct system sizing and performance, fan and pump selection, operation, and performance, valve and damper selection and Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) procedures. Hand calculations and use of computer-based design and analysis tools; select hands-on laboratory studies reinforce basic principles; proper installation practices are also included. Two classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: MAT 1110

Corequisites: HVA 1352

Description: This course teaches you to perform a psychrometric analysis for purposes of system control and system troubleshooting. It also teaches you to perform ventilation calculations, room air distribution calculations and air terminal selection, filter selection for buildings and building spaces, acoustic issues in HVAC, and ASHRAE energy standard 90.1 as applied to service and maintenance. This course also introduces one to Preventive Maintenance Practices. This is accomplished by concentrating on applicable codes and industry standards to create a healthy environment with an emphasis on the background necessary to properly control an HVAC system. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: MAT 1110

Corequisites: HVA 1301

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: Designed to improve speaking and listening skills through the study and application of public speaking structure, content and style. This course requires 5 speeches in front of a live audience. The online course sections require the recordings to be created by the student with at least 8 adults present for each speech. Any questions, please contact the Communication Department at com.dept@sinclair.edu.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: This course serves as an introduction to the study of regional geography at the global scale. Students will become familiar with and understand the use of maps/geo-technologies to explain geographic phenomena and patterns as they relate to world regions and their interrelationships, apply geographic concepts to the study of regions or a specific region,compare and contrast human and physical patterns and their variations over space,develop an appreciation of the complexities of regional and global environmental and socio-economic problems,understand globalization and place local issues in their global and historical context,and to understand human-environment interactions in various regions around the world.

Notes: Choose from any OT36 Social & Behavioral Science Elective. View all course options here: https://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-36/

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Study and application of advanced drawing using AutoDesk Revit. Major emphasis on building information modeling (BIM) theory along with construction of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: CAT 1101 or CAT 1111 or CAT 1121

Description: Student will learn how to do refrigeration cycle analysis, how to select condensers, evaporators, compressors, boilers, chillers and cooling towers from a manufacturer's catalog for a specific application, how to apply manufacturer's literature, including electrical schematics, to the troubleshooting process and proper installation and equipment room piping practices. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: HVA 1201 and HVA 1301

Description: Theory and techniques for the control, troubleshooting, commissioning and operational parameters of a variety of systems used in today's buildings. This course emphasizes control strategies for energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality as directed by current standards for commercial and industrial HVAC systems. The control portions of this course begin with basic control elements and theory and continue with instruction regarding the BACnet, Lonworks, and ModBus protocols. The course prepares the student for a major installation and commissioning project using state-of-the-art equipment. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: HVA 1301 and HVA 1352

Description: Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes and prepare related reports and/or projects each term. Ten work hours per week per credit hour.

Notes: HVA Program Elective - At least 2 credit hours from EGV-1301, EGV-1401, EGV-2301, EGV-2351, HVA-2751, or HVA-2700 (For the Internship, please contact the Built Environment department prior to contacting the Work-Based Learning Office. This should occur the TERM BEFORE the term the internship is planned.)

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Basic practices required for new installation and replacement of HVAC equipment including an introduction to sheet metal skills, and copper and black pipe plumbing. Hands-on skills and code requirements will be stressed along with good safety practices. Includes installation of a complete residential HVACR system. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: HVA 1201

Description: Diagnostic methods of mechanical, electrical and control system problems in heating and cooling systems. Other topics include common faults and how to reduce future failures. Two lecture, three lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: HVA 1201 and HVA 1221

Description: Assessment of achievement by HVACR Engineering Technology students in attaining program outcomes by completing a project demonstrating principles and practices of the major. Teamwork on projects will be emphasized. One classroom, six lab hours per week.

Notes: SPRING ONLY - Department Permission Required

Prerequisites: Approval of Department

Description: A university-parallel course in chemistry for the nonscience major. Atomic theory, periodic law, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, acids and bases and the impact of chemistry upon the world and the environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: CHE 1351

Description: Lab for CHE 1311.

Corequisites: CHE 1311

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.