Construction & Design Technologies
Articulation Agreement: Environmental Control Technology with Raritan Valley Community College


Students who transfer to Penn College are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements of their chosen degrees, including the established minimums that dictate the number of credits that must be completed at Penn College.

Course Transfer Equivalencies

General Education Courses

For those who meet the Transfer Requirements, the following course equivalencies apply:

Raritan Valley CC Penn College
        Total Credits:  21
Course Number Course Title Number of Credits Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
CISY 102 Computer Literacy  3 CSC 124 Information Technology and Society 3
ENGL 111 English I 3 ENL 111 English Composition I  3
ENGL 112
COMM 110
English II

Interpersonal Communication
3 ENL 201
SPC 101
Technical/Prof. Comm.

Interpersonal Communication
MATH 112 Pre-Calculus I * 3 MTH 180 College Algebra/Trig I 3
ENVI 101
PHYS 112
Intro. To Environmental Studies
Concepts of Physics

SCI 100
PHS 103
Environmental Science **
( 3 credit Science Elective)
Physics Survey
SOC Social Science Elective 3 SSE Social Science Elective  3
HUM  Humanities Elective 3 HUM  Humanities Elective  3

* It is recommended that students complete MATH 112 (Pre-Calculus I) at Raritan Valley Community College, and if possible, MATH 113 (Pre-Calculus II) as these will satisfy MTH 180 and MTH 182 at Penn College. Math courses that do not satisfy MTH 180 or MTH 182 at Penn College will be used to satisfy an Open Elective or Liberal Arts Elective.

** Students who use Environmental Science to satisfy a 3 credit Science Elective must complete a 4 credit Physics course (PHS 114 or PHS 115) to satisfy the 7 credits worth of Science course work required for a bachelor degree.

HVAC Design Technology Major Courses

These courses will substitute as a block. Major-specific courses are not evaluated individually. Students completing all of the listed courses from Raritan Valley Community College will receive credit for all of the listed Penn College courses in their respective semesters.

Substitute RVCC Courses PCT HVAC Design Technology Courses
        Total Credits: 53
Course Number Course Title Number of Credits Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
ECTC 101 Refrigeration I 6 ACR 111 Introduction to Refrigeration 5
ECTC 103 Electricity for Environmental Control 2 ACR 118 Print Reading & Interpretation 1
ECTC 110
CNTC 100
Computer Aided Drafting For Environmental Control

Construction Blueprint Reading
3 ACR 119 HVAC Automated Design I 1
ECTC 102 Air Conditioning Systems Design 6 ACR 124 Refrigeration Applications Commercial Systems/ Equipment ** 4
ECTC 104   Electricity for Environmental Control II 2 ACR 126 Refrigeration Applications Commercial Installation/ Service ** 4
ECTC 202 Heating Systems Design 5 ACR 236 Air Conditioning Systems I 3
ECTC 206 Residential HVAC Controls & Instrumentation 4 ACR 238 Air Conditioning System I (Load-Calculations & Design) 2
ECTC 201 Refrigeration II ** 5 ACR 249 Advanced HVAC System Service 3
ECTC 207 Commercial HVAC Controls & Instrumentation ** 4 ACR 251 Warm-Air Heating and Duct Design 3
ECTC 290 Environmental Control Cooperative Education 3 ELT 250 HVAC/R Electricity 5
      ELT 252 HVAC Controls I Residential 4
      ELT 253 HVAC Controls II Commercial 4
      PLH 112 Mechanical Systems I 5
      PLH 236 Basic Heating Systems (Installation) 3
      PLH 238 Basic Heating Systems (Heat Loss Calculation & System Design) 2
      PLH 244  Hydronic Heating Systems 4

**Satisfy Commercial Refrigeration Elective Requirement

It is recommended that students who complete CNTC 100 (Construction Blueprint Reading) at Raritan, as opposed to ECTC 110 (Computer Aided Drafting for Environmental Control), consider completing ACR 119 (HVAC Automated Design I) at Penn College

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