Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (APHVCR)

Associate in Applied Science

This associate degree program is a capstone to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Commercial Trade Advanced Certificate. It provides solid preparation for entry-level management positions or transfer to 4-year colleges or universities offering bachelor degrees in HVACR, technology management, and other technically oriented fields.

This program also provides opportunities to obtain advanced certifications which are recognized throughout the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning industry.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Career Outlook

HVACR technicians can work as:

  • Service technicians for heating and air conditioning businesses
  • Maintenance, repair and installation workers for HVACR contracting firms
  • Facilities professionals for residential and commercial properties
  • Independent contractors

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program is a capstone to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Commercial Trade Advanced Certificate. It provides a rigorous heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) background with solid preparation for entry-level management positions or transfer to four-year programs offering bachelor degrees in HVACR, technology management, and other technically oriented fields. This program also provides opportunities to obtain advanced certifications which are recognized throughout the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry.

High Demand Occupation High Skill Occupation High Wage Occupation, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Heating, Ventilation, A/C Dept
Advisors
Robert Carter
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HVA 101   Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I 4
HVA 102   HVAC Sheet Metal Fabrication 4
HVA 103   Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II 4
  Math Elective(s) 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HVA 105   Residential and Light Commercial Heating Systems 4
HVA 107   Residential and Light Commercial Air Conditioning Systems 4
HVA 202   Air System Layout and Design 3
WAF 104   Soldering and Brazing 2
Total 13
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HVA 108   Residential HVAC Competency Exams and Codes 3
  Writing Elective(s) 3
  Arts/Human. Elective(s) 3
Total 9
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HVA 201   Energy Audits 4
HVA 203   Refrigeration Systems 3
HVA 205   Hydronic Systems 4
  Nat. Sci. Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HVA 207   Commercial Industry Standards with Competency Exams 3
  Soc. Sci. Elective(s) 3
  Speech/Comp. Elective(s) 2 3
Total 9

Total Credits Required
60