Construction & Design Technologies
Articulation Agreement: HVAC Technology with TVTC


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

These courses are evaluated individually and must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ of better.

TVTC Penn College
        Total Credits:  9 or 10
Course Number Course Title Number of Credits Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
101 PHY or
103 PHY
    PHS 103 Physics Survey 3
102 PHY or
104 PHY
    PHS 114 Physics With Technological Applications 104 PHY (May be used to satisfy the 4 Credit Science Elective With Lab or be substituted to satisfy PHS 103) 4
MTH 121 or
MTH 141 or
MTH 151 or
MTH 181
    MTH 180 College Algebra and or Trigonometry I 3
  • TVTC students must complete the general education requirements of the major.
  • General Education courses other than those listed above will be evaluated on a course-by- course basis for equivalency to Penn College courses.
  • Foreign language electives may not be met by English or Arabic proficiency.

HVAC Technology Major Courses

These courses will substitute as a block if satisfactorily completed with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher. Courses are not evaluated individually; students completing all of the listed TVTC courses, you will receive credit for all of the listed Penn College courses in their respective semesters.

Understanding that exposure to heating systems is not applicable to their geographic region, transferring students must complete the following courses to establish foundational skill sets in this area:  PLH 236 - Basic Heating Systems (Installation); PLH 238 - Basic Heating Systems (Heat Loss Calculation and System Design); PLH 244 - Hydronic Heating Systems.

Substitute TVTC Courses PCT Construction Courses
        Total Credits:  44
Course Number Course Title Number of Credits Course Number Course Title Number of Credits
RAC 101 Thermo-Fluid Sciences, Principles   ACR 111 Intro. to Refrigeration 5
RAC 102 Technical Drawing in RAC   PLH 112 Mechanical Systems I 5
RAC 103 Measurements   ELT 250 HVAC/R Electricity 5
RAC 104 Vocational Safety   ACR 236 Air Conditioning Systems I 3
RAC 111 Principles of R/AC Technology   ACR 238 Air Conditioning System I Load Calculations & Design 2
RAC 112 Workshop of R/AC Principles Technology   ACR 118 Print Reading and Interpretation 1
RAC 113 Principles of Control in R/AC Systems   ELT 252 HVAC Controls I Residential 4
RAC 114 Principles of Electricity & Electronic Technology   ACR 249 Advanced HVAC System Service 3
RAC 201 Refrigeration Systems and Equipment   ACR 251 Warm Air Heating & Duct Design 3
RAC 202 Air Conditioning Systems and Equipment   ELT 253 HVAC Controls II Commercial 4
RAC 203 Industrial and Commercial Workshop   ACR 124 Refrigeration Applications – Commercial Systems/Equipment 4
RAC 204 Air Conditioning Workshop   ACR 126  Refrigeration Applications – Commercial Installation/Service 4
RAC 211 Computer Applications in R/AC Systems   ACR 119 HVAC Automated Design 1
RAC 212 Central Air Conditioning        
RAC 213 Control Systems in R/AC        
RAC 214 Refrigeration & AC Maintenance        
RAC 299 Cooperative Training        

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