SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Heating, Cooling, & Refrigeration Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The HVAC program is designed for training in both installation and service work. Apprentices in the HVAC program have the opportunity to learn techniques required to install new equipment as well as skills and knowledge to repair and troubleshoot existing equipment. The program is designed with related theory and hands-on application for maximum benefit for the student. This is a four-year program requiring 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training as well as 576 minimum hours of related instruction. Most sponsors of this program are also registering with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for certification.

Certifications that students will be eligible to test for upon completion of the program include: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA), Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), Hydronics, and ICE. Students will be eligible to sit for North American Technical Excellence (NATE) and other national HVAC certification exams.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship. 

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements

All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 1010 by scoring a minimum of 54 on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0990, or must enroll in HVAC 1470 math course prior to enrollment in HVAC core courses.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HVAC 1470

Math for the Trades (QS)

5

A

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (9 Credits)

Choose three credits from three of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

Humanities (HU)

3

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

Physical Science (PS)

3

Social Science (SS)

3

Required Courses: (40 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HVAC 1110

HVAC IA

5

F

HVAC 1470 w/C or better or MATH 1010 placement

HVAC 1120

HVAC IB

5

Sp

HVAC 1110 w/C or better

HVAC 1210

HVAC IIA

5

F

HVAC 1120 w/C or better

HVAC 1220

HVAC IIB

5

Sp

HVAC 1210 w/C or better

HVAC 2310

HVAC IIIA

5

F

HVAC 1220 w/C or better

HVAC 2320

HVAC IIIB

5

Sp

HVAC 2310 w/C or better

HVAC 2410

HVAC IVA

5

F

HVAC 2320 w/C or better

HVAC 2420

HVAC IVB

5

Sp

HVAC 2410 w/C or better

Elective Courses:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HVAC 2000

Heat, Vent Air Specialties

5

A

Departmental approval

NOTE: HVAC students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

HVAC 1470 (QS) *

5 HVAC 1110

5

HVAC 1120

5

* If CPT score not adequate, students should complete the following course to begin the program in the fall; The course is required for an AAS degree.

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3 HVAC 1210 5

HVAC 1220

5

CM

3

 

 

 

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

 Spring Semester

Credits

HR 2-3 HVAC 2310 5 HVAC 2320 5

Distribution

3

 

 

 

Total

5-6

Total

5

Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

Distribution

6 HVAC 2410

5

HVAC 2420

5

Total

6

Total

5

Total

5

 

Advising Notes

The classes listed are sequential and are to be taken in order. The courses are only offered once each year with odd number courses in the fall semester and even numbered courses in the spring semester. The math prerequisite does not fulfill any of the apprenticeship hours required. A student must pass each class with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level. All major HVAC course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship core curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration (HVAC) is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.