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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Certificate

36

2 Years

Associate of Applied Science

64

2.5 Years

 

The HVAC program offers a certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technology.  The first two semesters cover the electrical and heating side of HVAC.  Later semesters cover the refrigeration and airflow side of the HVAC trade.


The program utilizes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. NCCER is a nationally-recognized credentialing and certification system.  Students completing the first two semesters will cover NCCER Core and Level 1.  The remaining semesters cover NCCER Levels 2, 3, & 4.


Careers include service, installation, and sales of HVAC equipment for residential and commercial applications. Students may enter the industry in facility maintenance, manufacturing and utilities industries.  Job titles include service technician, installation technician, supervisors, inspectors, independent contractors and small business owners.  The job outlook for HVAC technicians in the construction, manufacturing, and utilities industries is increasing.  

   

 

 

Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I

 

Credit Hours

CMCT 105

OSHA 10 Safety Orientation

1

HVAC 102

General Construction Skills

4

HVAC 103

Electrical Fundamentals

4

 

Total

9

(Spring) Semester II

   

HVAC 101

Workplace Skills

1

HVAC 107

Heating System Fundamentals

3

HVAC 109

Heating Systems Lab 

5

 

Total

9

(Fall) Semester III

   

HVAC 120

EPA 608

1

HVAC 122

HVAC Fundamentals

4

HVAC 124

HVAC Lab

4

 

Total

9

(Spring) Semester IV

   

HVAC 202

Advanced HVAC I

5

HVAC 204

Advanced HVAC II

4

 

Total

9

Total HVAC Certificate Credits  

36

Associate of Applied Science Option

Students interested in completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning should visit with an advisor to determine general education requirements.  Degrees require completion of 64 credit hours.

(Fall) Semester V Required for AAS Degree

HVAC 206

Pipefitting

3

HVAC 208

Commercial HVAC

5

ETEC 136

Industrial Internship

3

Total HVAC Certificate Credits  

47

Required General Education Courses for AAS Degree

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

COMM 213

Interpersonal Communication

 3

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

Additional General Education Hours to bring degree total to 64.

 Total Credits for AAS Degree  

64

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.

 

Program Outcomes

Certificate

  1. Demonstrate the fundamentals of electricity.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform construction math.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to correctly construct and test electrical circuits.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read HVAC blueprints.
  5. Demonstrate basic employability skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of common hand and power tools used in the construction trades.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of heating systems used in HVAC.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of sheet metal applications.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of basic hydronic systems.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of soldering and brazing
  11. Demonstrate an understanding of the refrigeration cycle and the components.
  12. Demonstrate competence in troubleshooting HVAC systems.
  13. Demonstrate an understanding in piping used in HVAC.
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of air flow principles.

AAS Degree

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of commercial and industrial HVAC systems.