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

Associate of Applied Science - 63 - 64 Credit Hours

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: HVAC-R Engineering Technology
Effective as of Fall 2020

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 sales, service, design, facilities operation, project management or as a laboratory technician for an equipment manufacturer. 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

  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the HVAC-R discipline
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results
  • an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the HVAC-R discipline

Career Opportunities

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

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 as well as a certificate in the proper handling of Refrigerant R-410a.

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
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 1241 HVAC Installation Techniques & Practices 4
HVA 1261 HVAC Loads & Distribution for Small Buildings 4
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
MET 1131 Personal Computer Applications for Engineering Technology 1
MET 2711 Ethics for Engineering Technology Professionals 1
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
HVACR Elective 2
Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
(MAT 1470 AND MAT 1570 OR MAT 1580) 5 - 6
- View the Master Syllabus - View the Course Schedule

Program Accreditation Information

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

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.