Climate and Energy Controls Technology (HVAC)
The Climate and Energy Controls Technology (HVAC) program presents technical training to students in the areas of electricity, heating, residential air conditioning, refrigeration, sheet metal fabrication, direct digital controls (DDC) & commercial HVAC applications. This program provides students with industry credentialing in the areas of refrigerant handling safety, tool usage and basic commercial HVAC. Foundational skills and principles learned in this program prepare students to work in the commercial and residential HVAC market place. This program will offer students preparation to test for the industry-recognized credentials listed below.
- Required Math Score: Level 5
- Required Reading Score: Level 5
- Program Start (semesters): August
- Financial Aid available (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Veteran Benefits Eligible (for post-secondary students only): Yes
- Industry-recognized credentials: ICE Core + Residential; EPA 608; OSHA
|CEC 205||HVAC Fundamentals||4|
|CEC 105||Workplace Skills||1|
|CEC 110||Safety Orientation/OSHA 10||1|
|CEC 115||Electrical Fundamentals||4|
|CEC 116||Electrical Fundamentals II||1|
|CEC 120||Heating System Fundamentals||3|
|CEC 125||Adv Electrical Theory for HVAC||2|
|CEC 126||Advanced Heating Systems||3|
|CEC 135||Sheet Metal Fabrication I||3|
|CEC 202||Environmental HVAC Systems||4|
|CEC 121||Heating System Fundamentals II||2|
|CEC 210||EPA 608||1|
|CEC 215||Intro Mechanical Refrigeration||4|
|CEC 225||Heat Pumps||3|
|CEC 230||Commercial HVAC||4|
|CEC 235||Commercial HVAC Lab||4|
CEC 105 Workplace Skills (1)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to identify the job skills necessary to have a successful career in the field of their choice. Topics included listening skills, oral communication, human relations, decision making/problem solving, how to work as a team, time and resource management, work ethics, career planning and resume building.
CEC 110 Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 (1)
Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 provides the student with an overview of the OSHA standards relevant to the construction industry. Various topics are presented in a 15-hour format. Among the subjects covered in the course are: an introduction to OSHA, electrical safety, fall protection, and excavation and trenching safety.
CEC 115 Electrical Fundamentals (4)
The student will receive instruction in basic electrical theory for DC and Alternating Current systems. The student will have knowledge on the production of electricity and how to apply Ohm's Law and Power Formula. Electrical safety is taught along with skills in how to read and interpret schematic diagrams. This class must be passed with a minimum of a C or 78% for the student to continue to next course.
CEC 116 Electrical Fundamentals II (1)
Students will be introduced to motor theory and explore motor applications. This course builds on previous knowledge gained in Electrical Fundamentals I and requires a firm understanding of magnetism and voltage production. Motor trouble shooting will be introduced. Types of motors covered will be single phase motors, three phase and ECM motors. This class must be passed with a minimum of a C or 78% for the student to continue to next course.
CEC 120 Heating System Fundamentals (3)
This course will give students a firm understanding of combustion and how it is applied in the HVAC trade. Residential gas furnaces will be studies in detail in order to gain understanding in how they are installed and serviced. A thorough understanding of Standard, Midrange and High Efficiency furnace service and installation will be earned as a result of this course. This class must be passed with a minimum of a C or 78% for the student to continue to next course.
CEC 121 Heating System Fundamentals II (2)
The heating System Fundamentals II course is designed to walk student thorough the requirements of the Uniform Mechanical Code in relation to Gas Piping and exhaust ventilation. Student will gain a thorough understanding and be able to apply skills in sizing vents and pipe upon completion of this course.
CEC 125 Adv Electrical Theory for HVAC (2)
Advanced Electrical Theory for HVAC is a continuation of Electrical Fundamentals and places an emphasis on developing systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures that will enable the student to become a highly-skilled, professional HVAC-R service technician.
CEC 126 Advanced Heating Systems (3)
This course will introduce students to electric furnaces and hydronic heating with an emphasis on the electrical systems of those units and code requirements for the safe installation of such equipment. Indoor air quality will be discussed in detail as a major factor in human comfort.
CEC 135 Sheet Metal Fabrication I (3)
This course focuses on sheet metal fabrication utilizing various sheet metal tools and techniques. Duct sizing is discussed in addition to code requirements for duct systems.
CEC 136 NCCER HVAC Level 1 Part 1 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Introduction to HVAC, Trade Mathematics, Basic Electricity, Introduction to Heating, Introduction to Cooling, Introduction to Air Distribution Systems.
CEC 138 NCCER HVAC Level 1 Part 2 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Basic Copper and Plastic Piping Practices, Soldering and Brazing, and Basic Carbon Steel Piping Practices.
CEC 156 NCCER HVAC Level 2 Part 1 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Alternating current, Compressors, Refrigerants and Oils, Leak Detection Evacuation Recovery and Charging, Metering Devices.
CEC 158 NCCER HVAC Level 2 Part 2 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: , Heat Pumps, Basic Maintenance, Chimneys Vents and Flues, Fiberglass and Fabric Duct Systems, Commercial Airside Systems, Air quality Equipment, and Introduction to Hydronic Systems.
CEC 200 Heat Loads and Duct Sizing (4)
The course will teach students to analyze heat flow characteristics as they study heat loss and heat gain factors as it pertains to residential HVAC design. Topics will include the effects of selected materials and the layout of the system for the purpose of trouble shooting, load estimation and duct sizing.
CEC 202 Environmental HVAC Systems (4)
Environmental HVAC Systems introduces students to the heat transfer systems used in commercial applications to maintain comfort in a space. Students will gain an understanding of heat transfer, system design, commercial equipment and their operations. This course prepares students to enter into commercial work and exposes them to old and new designs they will encounter in the field while helping them understand the practices for energy efficiency in these systems.
CEC 205 HVAC Fundamentals (4)
This course is designed to introduce students to the broader picture that is HVAC. Students will become familiar with trade related organizations, job requirements, gain skills in soldering and brazing, and demonstrate learned skills to service and repair air conditioning systems. Students must earn a C grade or better in this course in order to advance to the next course.
CEC 210 EPA 608 (1)
Students will be certified in federal regulations of safe refrigerant handling practices. Successful completion of the certification course is required for technicians to work with and purchase refrigerants.
CEC 215 Intro Mechanical Refrigeration (4)
The students will apply knowledge previously learned in HVAC Fundamentals to ice machines, refrigerators and commercial coolers. Students will learn the function of the specialized electrical circuits and how to service and repair these systems.
CEC 225 Heat Pumps (3)
The student will learn the basic functions of various Heat Pump design as well as charging and troubleshooting procedures.
CEC 230 Commercial HVAC (4)
This course will introduce students to the commercial applications of various HVAC systems. A strong foundation in refrigeration theory is required as well as a comprehensive understanding of system airflow and electrical fundamentals. Students who complete this course will be skilled in reading advanced electrical schematics and be able to describe the function and application of various commercial systems and components including Direct Digital Control systems and frequency drives. This is a capstone course.
CEC 235 Commercial HVAC Lab (4)
This course continues the introduction to Commercial HVAC systems through hands-on training. Students will be performing basic maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting on functioning light commercial and commercial equipment.
CEC 236 NCCER HVAC Level 3 Part 1 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Fasteners, Hardware and Wiring Terminations, Control Circuit and Motor Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting Cooling, Troubleshooting Heat Pumps, Troubleshooting Gas Heating, Troubleshooting Oil Heating, and Troubleshooting Accessories.
CEC 238 NCCER HVAC Level 3 Part 2 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Zoning, Ductless, and Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Commercial Hydronic Systems, Steam Systems, Retail Refrigeration Systems, and Customer Relations.
CEC 256 NCCER HVAC Level 4 Part 1 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Water Treatment, Indoor Air Quality, Energy Conservation Equipment, Building Management Systems, System Air Balancing, Construction Drawings and Specifications.
CEC 258 NCCER HVAC Level 4 Part 2 (4)
This course features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes: Heating and Cooling System Design, Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Systems, Alternative and Specialized Heating and Cooling Systems, and Fundamentals of Crew Leadership.
CEC 280 Climate & Energy OJT (1-3)
This course features a is a hands-on method of teaching the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed for employees to perform in the field of HVAC. Students learn in an environment where they will need to practice the knowledge and skills obtained during their training.