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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Marketable Skills Achievement Award


Kenny Smith

(940) 668-7731, ext 4426

ksmith@nctc.edu

 

Heating, Ventilations and Air Conditioning technology (HVAC) is considered a high demand occupation throughout the Texas. HVAC techs install and maintain heating and air conditioning units and may work for a general contractors, in building maintenance, for companies that build the units, and in sales. HVAC techs should display manual dexterity, be able to apply concepts to real life situations, and develop good customer service habits.

Beginning HVAC techs can expect to earn between $15 and $18 per hour, and pay increases substantially in urban areas. Advanced HVAC Technicians can earn a contractor’s license and star their own business, or work as an advanced technician making between $20 and $30 per hour.

Students will learn EPA rules on chemical disposals, troubleshooting, and auditing structures for energy efficiency. A Marketable Skills Achievement Award, Level 1 certificate and Associate of Applied Science is now available for this career track.

Upon Completion of the certificate the students will be able to

1. Identify refrigeration components; explain operation of basic refrigeration cycle and heat transfer; demonstrate proper application and or use of tools, test equipment and safety procedures.

2. Identify various types of systems applications; perform charging , recovery, and evacuation procedures of an installed system; perform component and part diagnostics and replacement; and perform system maintenance.

Students pursing this Marketable Skills Achievement Award typically incur tuition costs of $2100 dollars. This does not include the cost of lab fees and textbook. Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans.

The program is designed to take one semester to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study. This certificate program can be completed by face to face classes and online courses.

Certificate

First Semester

HART 1307REFRIGERATION PRINCIPLES

3 credit hours

HART 1301BASIC ELECTRICITY FOR HVAC

3 credit hours

HART 1256EPA RECOVERY CERTIFICATION

2 credit hours

HART 1341RESIDENTIAL AIR CONDITIONING

3 credit hours

RBPT 1300FUNDAMENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 14