This associate's degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology provides knowledge and training in:
- air conditioning
- hydronic heating
- temperature and humidity control
- air circulation
- duct and pipe system design and layout
- ventilating equipment
- automatic controls
- commercial refrigeration layout and installation
- piping practices
Students learn to install and repair equipment in the lab segments of the major. The combination of lab practice and theory prepares students for employment and advancement in today's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and commercial refrigeration industry. The HV emphasis incorporates two classes in the fourth semester that are dedicated to Commercial Refrigeration.
Upon completion of the associate's degree, students may pursue a bachelor's degree in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design Technology, or Building Automation Technology. Students may also complete the Applied Management degree, available via distance learning or on the Penn College campus.
Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment. Read more...