Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology

Technical Diploma
32-601-1

HVAC/R is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. With the changing laws involving refrigerants and the influx of digital control systems, there is a constant need for qualified service technicians to work on HVAC/R equipment. A service technician will have to continually update his/her skills to keep up with the changing industry.

This program will provide proper training for people interested in a career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) field. The technician will be prepared for employment in a variety of areas including servicing, installing, designing, estimating and selling HVAC systems for commercial and residential applications. The most modern equipment, test instruments, and computers are used for instruction.

After completing the HVAC/R two year technical diploma program, students may wish to pursue additional training in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning engineering. Credit for many of the associate degree courses in the program may be transferred to a four-year institution.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform HVAC/R service and repair operations in compliance with published safety standards.
  • Promote customer satisfaction.
  • Operate tools/equipment according to process published in operator’s manual and/or demonstrated in class.
  • Service and/or repair/replace defective components established in equipment specific repair manual and/or electronic service information systems.
  • Diagnose root cause of problems by comparing test results to an established standard.
  • Efficiently complete tasks within the expected time frame for an entry level technician.

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • HVAC/R Service Technician
  • HVAC/R Service Installation Technician
  • HVAC/R Sales Representatives
  • HVAC/R Maintenance Technician

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
804-306 Shop Mathematics I 2
601-116 Air Conditioning Fundamentals for HVAC/R 1
601-117 Air Conditioning Fundamentals HVAC/R 2 1
601-118 Air Conditioning Fundamentals HVAC/R 3 1
601-121 Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC/R 1 1
601-122 Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC/R 2 1
601-123 Electrical Fundamentals for HVAC/R 3 1
601-128 Print Reading and Code 1 1
601-129 Print Reading and Code 2 1
601-131 Refrigeration Fundamentals 1 1
601-132 Refrigeration Fundamentals 2 1
 Credits12
Semester 2
462-322 Human Relations in the Industrial Setting 2
801-311 Communication 2
601-136 Motors and Motor Controls 1 1
601-137 Motors and Motor Controls 2 1
601-138 Motors and Motor Controls 3 1
601-133 Computerized HVAC/R Design 1 1
601-134 Computerized HVAC/R Design 2 1
601-141 Heating Systems 1 1
601-142 Heating Systems 2 1
601-143 Heating Systems 3 1
 Credits12
Semester 3
804-308 Shop Mathematics II 2
601-146 ACR Piping Practices 1 1
601-147 ACR Piping Practices 2 1
601-148 Refrigeration Recovery, Evacuation and Charging Methods 1 1
601-149 Refrigeration Recovery, Evacuation and Charging Methods 2 1
601-151 Air Conditioning Applications 1 1
601-152 Air Conditioning Applications 2 1
601-153 Air Conditioning Applications 3 1
601-156 Control Circuit Applications 1 1
601-157 Control Circuit Applications 2 1
601-158 Control Circuit Applications 3 1
601-161 Refrigeration Applications 1 1
601-162 Refrigeration Applications 2 1
601-163 Refrigeration Applications 3 1
 Credits15
Semester 4
601-166 Electronic Energy Management Systems 1 1
601-167 Electronic Energy Management Systems 2 1
601-168 Electronic Energy Management Systems 3 1
601-171 HVAC Installation 1 1
601-172 HVAC Installation 2 1
601-173 HVAC Installation 3 1
601-176 Heating Systems Applications 1 1
601-177 Heating Systems Applications 2 1
601-178 Heating Systems Applications 3 1
601-181 Hydronic Systems 1 1
601-182 Hydronic Systems 2 1
601-183 Hydronic Systems 3 1
601-184 Service and Troubleshooting HVAC/R 1 1
601-185 Service and Troubleshooting HVAC/R 2 1
601-186 Service and Troubleshooting HVAC/R 3 1
601-187 Industrial Competency Exam Preparation 1
 Credits16
 Total Credits55

General Education Courses Within Program

801-311Communication2
804-306Shop Mathematics I2
804-308Shop Mathematics II2

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