Associate in Occupational Science trades Leadership with Specialization in HVAC Technology

Students enrolled in the Associate in Occupational Science (A.O.S.) degree program in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technology gain practical knowledge and experience in the classroom and shop using modern test equipment and tools used in the HVAC industry. Students are trained by seasoned HVAC technicians that bring with them years of experience and a variety of industry-related certifications. This program prepares graduates for entry-level employment in the HVAC industry and is an excellent preparation tool for taking the HVAC Excellence or other industry- related certification exams. Students will have the opportunity to certify in Section 608 EPA and R410A Refrigerant Safety and Handling Certification.

The Trades Leadership course work provides students with a strong foundation in customer service, communications skills, employee relations, inventory management as well as critical thinking skills.


Course Number Course RequirementsClock HoursCredit Hours
ORN120Fundamentals of Technology1004
HVA121Introduction to Computers, Safety, Science, and Principles of Air Conditioning1004
HVA122Basic Electricity and Circuits1004
HVA123Intermediate Electricity & Schematics 1004
HVA124Pipe Brazing / Ducting & Air Movement1004
HVA125Heating Systems1004
HVA126Domestic / Commercial Refrigeration1004
HVA227Air Conditioners1004
HVA228Heat Pumps / All Weather Systems1004
HVA229Sheet Metal Fabrication1004
HVA230Direct Digital Controls1004
HVA231Advanced Troubleshooting, Repair & Installation 1004
Trades Leadership Courses (12 credits required)
CIS124Applied Computer Applications1004
ENG270Technical Writing and Applied Communications1004
HUM250Critical Thinking and Leadership Skills1004
PSY276Occupational Health, Psychology, and Safety1004
  • Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
  • Program length is approximately 18 months (including breaks and holidays) – all schedules.
  • At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive an Associate of Occupational Science in Trades Leadership with Specialization in HVAC Technology.

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Annual Report Stats from 2019 ACCSC Annual Report

Program Graduation Rate Placement Rate
Associate in Occupational Science trades Leadership with Specialization in HVAC Technology 73% 100%
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