Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Heating and Air Conditioning

Heating & Air Conditioning Degree      
Heating & Air Conditioning Certificate


Heating & Air Conditioning

NORTH  
Associate of Science (313.3)  

This program prepares students to install, repair and maintain refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment. Advanced courses develop more sophisticated design and application skills, such as estimating thermal loads, duct and hydronic piping design and controls for more complex circuits including digital control systems and pneumatics. CCAC's Heating & Air Conditioning program is available as a day or evening program at the CCAC–West Hills Center.

Graduates enter their field with skills and knowledge in electricity, heating, refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and attention to green technologies.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply the skills for employment as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installer or technician.
  2. Design extended and reducing extended plenum duct systems.
  3. Design hydronic series loop and one-pipe systems.
  4. Estimate thermal loads.
  5. Analyze and troubleshoot advanced electrical and digital circuits.
  6. Analyze control theory concepts and pneumatics.
  7. Apply green building concepts.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 66

First Semester    

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HAC-101

Basic Electrical Wiring

5

HAC-120

Acquiring & Using HVAC Technical Documentation  

1

HAC-201

Heating Systems

5

HAC-202

Air Conditioning Systems

5

MMT-130

Job Safety & First Aid

1

                       

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

HAC-102 

Refrigeration Systems

5

HAC-107

EPA Refrigerant Certification Prep

1

HAC-224

HVAC Installation

3

HAC-225

Planned Maintenance

3

WLD-221

Brazing & Welding

3

         

Total Credits

15

Third Semester

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

HAC-203

Estimating Thermal Loads

4

HAC-221

Heating & Air Conditioning Circuits & Controls    

4

MAT-191

Mathematics for the Industries

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

       

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

HAC-108

Industry Competency Exam Prep (ICE)

1

HAC-204

Duct & Hydronic System Design 

4

HAC-222

Pneumatic Controls for HVAC

3

PHS-161

Physical Science for the Industries

3

PSY-116

Organizational Psychology

3

                    

Total Credits

17

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This program is effective Summer 2012.

Heating & Air Conditioning

NORTH   
Certificate (312.3)

This program is intended for students to study, in a hands-on environment, the installation, service and maintenance of Heating & Air Conditioning (HAC) equipment. The seven courses in HAC teach the fundamental concepts of electricity, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, plus installation and preventive maintenance and EPA certification preparation. Special attention is given to the integration of green technologies. This program is held at the CCAC–West Hills Center.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Apply the skills for employment as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic, refrigeration mechanic or as a repairer's assistant.
  2. Install an air conditioner and furnace.
  3. Maintain a furnace and air conditioner.
  4. Identify and troubleshoot the components of furnaces.
  5. Identify and troubleshoot the components of air conditioners.
  6. Identify and troubleshoot the components of commercial refrigeration systems.
  7. Apply green building concepts.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 32

First Semester    

Course #      

Course Name

Credits

HAC-101

Basic Electrical Wiring

5

HAC-120

Acquiring & Using HVAC Technical Communication  

1

HAC-201

Heating Systems

5

HAC-202

Air Conditioning Systems

5

MMT-130

Job Safety & First Aid

1

                  

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

HAC-102

Refrigeration Systems

5

HAC-107

EPA Refrigerant Certification Prep              

1

HAC-224

HVAC Installation

3

HAC-225

Planned Maintenance           

3

WLD-221

Brazing & Welding

3

                  

Total Credits

15

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