Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning - AAS
The Instructional Program
There are a number of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) related curricula at SUNY Delhi, reflecting the diversity in this large industry. The HVAC curriculum described here is the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. This program contains a strong, representative technical core in addition to a liberal arts, mathematics, and science component, and is the best one for students considering transfer to a four-year program.
A very similar program, but without the liberal arts component, is the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree in Plumbing, Heating, and Pipefitting plus Refrigeration and Air-conditioning. This combination degree has the same technical courses as the A.A.S. but substitutes restricted electives for the liberal arts, mathematics, and science component.
The A.A.S. degree gives students the opportunity to either enter the workforce or continue in a bachelor degree program at SUNY Delhi--the Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) degree in Construction Management. This four-year degree program is in a 2+2 format with the A.A.S. degree, so students who successfully complete the A.A.S. degree can apply for admission to the B.T. program and, if qualified, continue their studies at the next level.
Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1486
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62
Major Courses Required = 41 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|CITA 110||Introduction to Software Applications||3|
|EICR 210||Electrical Theory III|
|EICR 220||Control System Design||3|
|EICR 240||Electrical Control Diagrams|
|PEDH 220||First Aid: Responding to Emergencies||2|
|PHPF 150||Heating Theory||3|
|PHPF 160||Heating Laboratory||3|
|PHPF 170||System controllers||2|
|PHPF 180||System Controllers Laboratory||2|
|RFAC 110||Fundamentals of Refrigeration||3|
|RFAC 120||Fundamentals of Refrigeration Laboratory||4|
|RFAC 130||HVAC Electricity||3|
|RFAC 140||Commercial Refrigeration Principles||3|
|RFAC 150||Air-conditioning Troubleshooting||3|
|RFAC 160||Air-conditioning Principles||3|
|RFAC 170||Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems Operation Laboratory||4|
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required = 19 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|COMM 100||Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1||3|
|MATH 128||College Algebra2||3|
|PHYS 150||General Physics I||4|
|Social Science Elective||3|
Elective by advisement = 2 credit hours
Notes1 English is by placement according to competency.
2 Mathematics is by placement according to competency. MATH 128 College Algebra and MATH 138 Trigonometry are the minimum exit-level mathematics requirement for this program. Students with appropriate math backgrounds will be placed in higher-level math courses.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Heating, Ventilating, and Air-conditioning A.A.S. program should be able to:
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