HVAC: Heating & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service Technician Degree

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Prepares students for positions in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.

Degree Info at a Glance

Type: AAT Degree

Approx. # of Quarters: 4

Estimated Cost: $9,685.64

Admission Dates: Fall, winter, spring and summer

Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as service technicians, building maintenance technicians, equipment assemblers, and start-up residential and light commercial installers. Students will participate in work-based training through realistic training activities on campus.

Included in this program are academic courses in communication, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences that provide knowledge and abilities that enhance personal development and serve as a foundation for technical skills.

This program is approved as an HVAC/Refrigeration (06A) specialty electrical training program in the state of Washington.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates applying to become an HVAC/Refrigeration (06A) specialty electrician can be credited with an estimated 1,178 hours of work experience. This program is not applicable to any other electrical specialty or sub-category.

Students pursuing an AAT or AAS-T degree must complete all college degree requirements prior to graduation. This includes courses that meet the requirements for diversity, computer literacy and the capstone project.

Program Length: This program is approximately four quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
*HAC 102 Basic Electricity 5
*HAC 105 Electrical Circuits 4
*HAC 120 Advanced Controls & Troubleshooting 4
*HAC 160 Siemens Controls 2
*HAC 162 Electric Motors & Their Applications 4
*HAC 164 Electric Motors & Troubleshooting Motors 3
HAC 167 Green Awareness 3
HAC 170 Heating I 7
HAC 175 Heating Lab I 5
HAC 181 Heating II 6
HAC 183 Heating Lab II 4
HAC 201 Advanced Refrigeration Systems 10
HAC 230 EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification 1
HAC 237 Basic Refrigeration I 7
HAC 242 Basic Refrigeration Lab I 5
HAC 246 Basic Refrigeration II 6
HAC 249 Job Readiness 5
HAC 255CAP Basic Refrigeration Lab II 3
HAC 256CAP Commercial Heat Pumps 7
ENGL& 101 English Composition (or higher) or CMST& 220 5
MAT 105 Math for Industrial Professions (or higher) 5
PSYC& 100DIV General Psychology
(or other social science or humanities class that meets the diversity requirement)
Computer Literacy Course to meet computer literacy degree requirement
(or successful completion of computer literacy exam)
  Total Credits for Completion 109

*Prerequisites for Heating & Refrigeration

Highly Recommended Classes

Could be taken while waiting to start the program

Course # Course Name Credits
CAS 105 Keyboarding (or Orientation to Computers and MS Office) 3

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