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AAS: HVAC Sustainable Building Engineering
Description
View printer-friendly version Note: Not accepting new students at this time. Students completing the HVAC/Sustainable Building Engineering Technician degree will be qualified to work in multiple industries in the roles of designing, operating and inspecting HVAC systems. Additionally, students will be able to smoothly transition into the Sustainable Building Technologies B.A.S. Program at South Seattle College.
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
  • Assist engineers to design, develop and test HVAC machinery and equipment.
  • Design specialized or customized equipment, machines or structures.
  • Prepare specifications, designs or sketches for machines, components or systems related to the generation, transmission or use of HVAC equipment.
  • Provide technical support to other employees regarding mechanical design, fabrication, testing or documentation.
Prerequisites
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 (*). See catalog for more information. HVAC/Sustainable Building Engineering Technician Degree Prerequisites: Placement into English 097/098 or higher or equivalent. Test into Math 098 or higher, or have taken an equivalent or higher level class.   BUS 169.  Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer and advanced placement.
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

General  Education/Related Instruction Requirements (20 credits)

 

Credit Hours

EET109

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis

5

ENGL&101

English Composition I

5

BUS236

Interpersonal Communications for the Workplace

5

ENVS&100, or

SOC&101 or other US/GS

Survey of Environmental Science

Race and Ethnic Relations in the US

 

5

Course Number

Degree Requirements (72 credits)

 Credit Hours

ENV170

Energy and Resources: Now and Future

5

EET160

Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

5

HVC101*

Essentials of HVAC

5

HVC220*

Green HVAC

3

HVC226*

HVAC Electronics and Control Systems I

5

HVC251*

Load Estimation for HVAC Systems

5

HVC254*

Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture

5

HVC258*

Principles of Passive Building Design

5

HVC260*

HVAC Airside Systems

5

HVC261

HVAC Hydronic Systems

5

ENGL&235

Technical Writing 

5

TDR100

Basic BIM for Design & Construction

5

TDR101*

Intermediate BIM for Design & Construction

5

TDR102*

Advanced BIM for Design & Construction

5

TDR103*

Energy Analysis for BIM

4

Total Credits
92
Total Credits -- Minimum
92.00
Sequence Type
Suggested
Sequence

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. Summer quarter is considered part of the full time program.

Program Entry Prerequisites

 

 

 

 

Course Number

Required Courses

 

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

 

Placement into English 097/098 or higher 

 

 

 

 

 

Test into MATH 098 (or higher), or successful completion of equivalent (or higher) class

 

 

 

 

BUS 169

Using Computers in Business

5

 

5

5

 

First Quarter Fall/Spring

 

 

 

 

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

HVC 101

Essentials of HVAC

44

22

5

5

EET 109

Mathematical Applications for Circuit Analysis

55

 

 

5

TDR 100

Basic BIM for Design & Construction

44

22

5

5

Total

15

 

Second Quarter Winter/Summer

 

 

 

 

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

EET 160

Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

44

22

5

5

HVC 251*

Load Estimation for HVAC Systems

55

 

5

5

TDR 101

Intermediate BIM for Design & Construction

44

22

5

5

Total

15

 

Third Quarter Spring/Fall

 

 

 

 

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

TDR 102

Advanced BIM for Design & Construction

44

22

5

5

HVC 258

Principles of Passive Building Design

55

 

 

5

HVC 226

HVAC Electronics and Control Systems

44

22

 

5

Total

15

 

Fourth Quarter Summer/Winter

 

 

 

 

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

TDR 103

Energy Analysis for BIM

22

22

4

4

HVC 220

Green HVAC

27.5

11

3

3

ENV 170

The Future of Energy

55

 

5

5

ENG 101

English Composition I

55

 

 

5

Total

17

 

Fifth Quarter Fall/Spring

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

ENG&235

Technical Writing

55

 

5

5

BUS 236

Interpersonal Communication for the Workplace

55

 

5

5

HVC 254

Sustainable Urbanism and Architecture

44

22

5

5

Total

15

 

 

Sixth Quarter Winter/Summer 

Course

Number

Required Courses

Suggested Sequence

Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Credit Hours

Total Credits

HVC 260*

HVAC Airside Systems

55

 

5

5

HVC 261*

HVAC Hydronic Systems

55

 

5

5

ENV 150 or SOC 150 or other US/GS

Environmental Issues and Problems in the US

55

 

5

5

Total

15

Notes

What skills do I need to be successful in this field?

  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

What are some potential job titles?

  • HVAC Project Manager
  • HVAC Product Applications Specialist
  • HVAC Systems Designer
  • Energy Systems Manager
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Energy Analyst

Wages, employment trends and pathways

  • $29.60 hourly
  • $61,580 annual
  • Projected job opening 2014- 2024 17,000

Program Contact

Mark Weber (206) 934-6010,
mark.weber@seattlecolleges.edu

North Seattle College Advising:

(206) 934-3658
resources.northseattlecollege.edu/advising

Program Website

resources.northseattle.edu/programs/HVAC 

Effective beginning: Fall 2016 
HVAC/Sustainable Building Engineering Technician AAS
703 / 47.0201

Degree Type
AAS