Residential HVAC

Embedded Technical Diploma
31-601-1

This embedded diploma is designed to prepare completers for entry-level employment in the area of residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) employment.  The diploma covers print reading and code, air conditioning fundamentals, refrigeration fundamentals, electrical fundamentals, computerized HVAC and refrigeration design, heating systems, motors and motor controls, air conditioning and refrigeration piping, charging methods, customer service essentials, trade mathematics, and communications.

Pathway Certificates and Embedded Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the HVAC/R Technician Career Path (PDF).

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
601-110 Air Conditioning Fundamentals 3
601-111 Print Reading and Code 2
601-115 Electrical Fundamentals 3
601-126 Refrigeration Fundamentals 2
601-127 Computerized HVAC/R Design 2
804-306 Shop Mathematics I 2
 Credits14
Semester 2
601-112 ACR Piping Practices 2
601-113 Refrigerant Recovery, Evacuation and Charging Methods 2
601-130 Heating Systems 3
601-135 Motors and Motor Controls 3
462-322 Human Relations in the Industrial Setting 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits26