NOTE: The HVAC program is currently not accepting new students.
- The students will have a good understanding, knowledge, and comprehension, of the theory and principles of HVAC equipment and their use.
- The student will demonstrate a solid foundation of required technical skills for HVAC Technicians.
- Students will be able to identify and apply the principles and strategies necessary for installation and service of HVAC systems.
- Students will prepare for the EPA Section 608 exam, satisfactorily pass weekly quizzes and/or tests, and sit for the exams.
Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering. Courses in this degree with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk (*). HVAC Technician Prerequisites:
- Placement into ENGL097/ENGL098 or higher or equivalent.
- Have taken or tested into MATH085 or higher, or have taken an equivalent or higher level class.
|Course Number||General Education/Related Instruction (15 credits)||Credits|
|course(BUS236)||Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace||5|
|course(EET160)||Introduction to Electricity and Electronics||5|
|Course Number||Certificate Requirements (38 credits)||Credits|
|course(BUS169)||Using Computers in Business||5|
|course(HVC101)||Essentials of HVAC||5|
|course(HVC210)*||Cooling and Heating Service 1||5|
|course(HVC211)*||Cooling and Heating Service 1 and 2B||5|
|course(HVC212)*||Cooling and Heating Systems Servicing 1||5|
|course(HVC226)*||HVAC Electronics and Control Ssytems||5|
|course(HVC228)*||Energy Performance for the Field Technician||
Total Credits -- Minimum
This program of study is outlined by quarter, and courses should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. 1st quarter: Bus 169, Bus 236 2nd quarter: HVC 101, EET 160, Bus 140 3rd quarter: HVC 210, HVC 211, HVC 226 4th quarter: HVC 212, HVC 220, HVC 228
What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?
- Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. Troubleshooting- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Repairing- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
- Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Operation Monitoring -Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
What are some potential job titles?
- Heating and Air Conditioning Installer
- Heating and Air Conditioning Servicer
- Furnace Installer and Repairer
Wages, employment trends and pathways
Mark Weber (206) 934-6010,
North Seattle College Advising: