Energy Technology — HVAC
Presents an overall study of the principles of energy production and its uses. It provides the student with a rounded background in the principles of measurement, conservation and operation and repair of residential/commercial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Students have the opportunity to earn the Energy Technology — HVAC Basic Certificate and the Energy Technology — HVAC Advanced Certificate during his or her progress in this Associate Degree program, which may enable students to obtain career opportunities while completing the associate degree.
- Use proper tools, materials and equipment necessary for completing mechanical operations on residential and light commercial HVAC-R systems and equipment
- Utilize standard safety procedures
- Demonstrate both soft skills and communication skills including reading comprehension, computer skills, communication, and customer service
- Troubleshoot electrical systems and controls in HVAC-R equipment
- Interpret mechanical, electrical, and control diagrams relevant to the HVAC-R industry
- Apply manufacturer specifications for HVAC-R equipment and systems
- Demonstrate energy auditing and energy management for efficiency
- Perform preventative maintenance according to service agreements
- Demonstrate effective project management skills
- Design and select equipment for HVAC-R systems including ductwork
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
Complete 15 credits from:
American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Computer Literacy Outcome: Complete at least one course:
Critical Thinking Outcome: Complete at least one non-activity based course numbered 100 or higher
Information Literacy and Written Communication Outcome: Take either English sequence:
Fulfill the Required Core, Required Support, and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Complete as many electives credits as necessary to meet the minimum number of credit hours to receive your associate degree.
Requirements are Subject to Change
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Siena Heights University
- Wayne State University
- Energy Conservation Technician
- Facilities Manager or Facilities Maintenance Technician
- Field Application Engineer
- Field Service Engineer
- HVAC Design/Estimating or Sales Engineer
- HVAC Project Manager
- HVAC Service and Installation Technician
- Licensed Power Engineer or Building Engineer
- Plant/Building Energy Manager
- Representative for power equipment or instrument and control equipment found in buildings of all sizes.
- Residential/Commercial Energy Auditor