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Sinclair College

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) Technology HVACR.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

This degree is designed for entry-level students pursuing careers in the HVAC-R industries, as well as experienced technicians in need of upgrade training. The program focuses on the basic operating principles of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, allowing one to pursue careers in installation, service, facilities operation, project management, sales, laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer, or as a designer. These principles are presented through lecture and laboratory exercises in a step-by-step fashion by addressing refrigeration, heating, distribution, filtration and control as individual subsystems. Upper-level courses tie the subsystems together to discuss how they interact, providing the HVAC-R technician or designer with knowledge regarding proper system operation.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in a technical environment, including written and oral communication, effective listening, and technical presentation.
  • Apply principles of environmental safety and health to HVACR system installation, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and design.
  • Apply principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, thermodynamics, psychrometrics, and fluid mechanics to HVACR systems.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of service, maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, commissioning, sizing, performance characteristics, and documentation processes for commercial HVACR systems and subsystems via the application of industry accepted techniques, methods, and tools including but not limited to handbooks, manuals, codes, and software.
  • Recognize professional, ethical and societal responsibilities, respect diversity, and commit to lifelong learning.

Career Opportunities

The program focuses on the basic operating principles of commercial and industrial HVAC systems, allowing one to pursue careers in installation, service, facilities operation, project management, sales, laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer, or as a designer.

Transferability

Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.

Credentials

Students test for EPA Technician Certification as Refrigerant Handlers under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.

Additional Information

The Program Educational Objectives are as follows:



  • Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a design technician or closely related position in industry.

  • Graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program.

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
CAT 1111 Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading 1
CAT 1131 Introduction to Revit MEP 3
CAT 1601 Building Electric & Controls 4
CAT 2431 OSHA Construction Standards 2
CHE 1311 College Chemistry I 4
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
HVA 1201 Basic HVAC Systems with Cooling 3
HVA 1221 Heating Systems 3
HVA 1261 HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings 3
HVA 1241 HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices 3
HVA 1352 Psychrometrics, Health & Comfort in HVAC 2
HVA 1301 Air & Water Distribution Systems 3
HVA 1401 HVAC Mechanical & Electrical Troubleshooting 3
HVA 2251 Primary HVAC Equipment Operation & Selection 3
HVA 2351 HVAC Systems & Controls 5
HVA 2780 HVACR Engineering Technology Capstone Project 3
MAT 1110 Math for Technologists 3
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
HVACR Elective 2
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Program Accreditation Information

Currently accredited by Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., www.abet.org

Pursuing accreditation by the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) in lieu of ABET

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.