Program Overview

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HVAC/R Engineering Technology A.A.S. (Plan 24RD)


Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division,RoomT302,(847)543-2044

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/het
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
Plan 24RD

The HVACR program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration. Courses in theory of refrigeration, heating appliances, air movement, load calculation and electricity are included. Hands-on lab work in commercial areas includes work on reach-in and walk-in refrigeration units found in supermarkets, stores, and restaurants. Hands-on lab work in residential areas includes work on gas and electric furnaces, air conditioning systems, and hydronic boilers. Other areas of study include applications of air conditioning, temperature and humidity controls, air circulation, indoor air quality (IAQ), installation, and troubleshooting of equipment.

The HVACR A.A.S. program prepares students for service and installation positions with specialization in the design, layout, installation, and service of residential and commercial HVACR equipment. Students acquire skills in HVACR principles, soldering and brazing and other methods of joining piping, mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, use of refrigerant gauges, and a variety of test instruments.

The HVACR curriculum is aligned with the educational standards of the HVACR industry. HET leadership regularly meets with an HVACR advisory committee to ensure the HET program is in collaboration with the HVACR industry to prepare students for HVACR field positions.

Note: Tools will be provided for students to perform lab work.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.

 


Summer Semester

3 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Applied Mathematics I or

course

Applied Mathematics II or

course

Technical Mathematics I        

3

First Semester

11 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Basic Refrigeration

4

course

HVACR Electricity I

4

course

EPA Certification

2

course

HVAC/R Blueprint Reading

1

Second Semester

19 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

HVACR Electricity II

4

course

Heating I Residential Appliances

4

course

Refrigeration II Commercial Appliances

4

course

HVAC/R Load Calculation

4

course

Economics for Business and Industry or

other Behavioral and Social Science Elective

3

Summer Semester

4 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Air Conditioning I Split-Systems

4

Third Semester

14-16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

English Composition I or

course

Technical Composition I

3

course

Air Movement and Ventilation

4

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities or Fine Arts elective

3

Technical elective (see list below)

4-6

Forth Semester

12-14 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Sheet Metal Fabrication

1

course

Air Conditioning III Installation and Service

4

course

Communication Skills

3

Technical elective (see list below)

4-6

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

63-67

Technical Elective Options

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Recertification Preparation

0.5

course

NATE Certification Preparation

2

course

Heating II Hydronic Heating Systems

4

course

A/C II Commercial HVAC Appliances

4

course

Direct Digital Controls

4

course

Green Building/Energy Sustainability

3

course

Programmable Logic Controllers

3

course

Advanced Programmable Controls

3

course

General Welding

3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a grade of D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division at (847) 543-2044.