Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Associate in Science Degree
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_AS_HVAC
Control Number: 03976
The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVACR) option prepares students for employment as heating, ventilating and air conditioning technicians. Students will be trained to install, service and maintain air conditioning/refrigeration equipment in buildings. The program provides a background for more advanced studies in the design and installation of computerized building automation systems.
Refrigeration relates to the cooling of air or liquids, thus providing lower temperatures to preserve food, cool beverages, make ice, and for many other applications. Air conditioning includes space cooling, heating, humidification, dehumidification, air filtration, and ventilation to condition the air and improve air quality. The field of HVACR Technology is vital to our health and security, from the cryogenic (ultra-low temperatures) scientific field to the preservation of our food products to the air conditioning of hospitals and institutions.
A math competency level equivalent to Tech A040 is strongly recommended or satisfactory score on math competency examination.
Complete the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the catalog.
- Prepare students for entry-level employment as an HVACR Technician and for industry certifications.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
- UNIT REQUIREMENT - 60 UNITS, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at OCC, with a minimum of one course taken for a letter grade. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the program must be completed at OCC. A student must be enrolled at the time of application for graduation. Units earned at an accredited college or university on a credit/no credit basis will be counted toward the degree requirements of the college, to a maximum of 15 units.
- MAJOR REQUIREMENT - Complete the AA or AS major requirements as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog.
- MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENT - Demonstrate competence in mathematics by either obtaining a satisfactory grade (grade of “C” or better or“pass”) in a mathematics course at or above the level of Intermediate Algebra as demonstrated by prior coursework, or by demonstrating competency that is comparable through the completion of a college-level math course that has Intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite: Psychology A160 or Math A100 or higher, with the exception of Math A220.
- GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT - Students may choose to complete Option 1 (OCC AA GE), Option 1 (OCC AS GE), Option 2 (CSU GE), or Option 3 (IGETC) to satisfy the general education requirement. See the General Education Patterns section of this catalog for more information.
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Computer Use in Technology|
|Introduction to Computer Applications|
|Introduction to Computer Information Systems|
|HVAC A100||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Principles||3|
|HVAC A101||Basic Electrical for HVAC-R||3|
|HVAC A102||Refrigeration Service||3|
|HVAC A103||Air Conditioning Service||3|
|HVAC A105||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls||3|
|HVAC A110||Pneumatic Controls||3|
|HVAC A140||Building Automation||3|
|Select six units of the following:||6|
|Non-Residential Applications for HVAC|
|Ice Machine Service & Repair|
|Program Major Units||30|
|AS General Education Option 1, 2, or 3||Varies|
|Transferable electives to satisfy unit requirement||Varies|
|Total Degree Units||60|