CURRICULAR GUIDE

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0161  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

HVACR technicians work on systems that control temperature, humidity and air
quality of enclosed spaces.  They are required to design, install, service and
maintain the various types of equipment used to control human comfort,
preservation of food products, critical medical supplies, and computer and
mechanical processes in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional
environments.  HVACR technicians must have a strong mechanical aptitude, be
self-motivated, willing to accept challenges and have a structured approach to
problem solving.  They should also have good communication skills, the ability
to work well with people and understand all aspects of the construction
trades.  HVACR technicians are employed by HVACR contractors, hospitals,
schools, manufacturers, housing and apartment complexes, restaurants, food
stores, municipalities and government organizations.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
HVAC 100    Fundamentals of HVAC                                             3
HVAC 105    Sheet Metal Fabrication/Instal                                   2
HVAC 110    Applied Electricity I                                            2
HVAC 111    Applied Electricity II                                           2
HVAC 120    Heating I                                                        4
HVAC 130    Air Conditioning I                                               4
HVAC 201    Mechanical Code                                                  4
HVAC 211    Schematics                                                       3
HVAC 220    Heating II                                                       4
HVAC 221    Introduction to Hydronics                                        3
HVAC 230    Air Conditioning II                                              4
HVAC 231    Heat Pump                                                        4
HVAC 240    Refrigeration I                                                  4
HVAC 241    Refrigeration II                                                 4
HVAC 250    Pneumatic Control                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 19 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Technical Related                                      7-8 Credits
BLDT 103    Structural Blueprint Reading                                     4
BLDT 121    Residential Framing                                              4
BLDT 281    BOCA/Uniform Code                                                3
CNCP 101    PC Applications for Technology                                   3
COOP 210    Cooperative Education (Tech)                                     3
WELD 100    Combination Welding                                              4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   69

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
HVAC 100          HVAC 111          HVAC 220          HVAC 201
HVAC 105          HVAC 120          HVAC 230          HVAC 221
HVAC 110          HVAC 130          HVAC 240          HVAC 231
Lim.Ch.           HVAC 211          Lim.Ch.           HVAC 241
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           HVAC 250