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Career Studies Certificates
Degree: 
Career Studies Certificate in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Length: 
Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work. Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college.
Purpose: 

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

First Year
First Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AIR 121*
*

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 2 3 3
AIR 126 Electrical and Control Systems 1 3 2
AIR 235 Heat Pumps 2 2 3
ELE 115 Basic Electricity 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 8 8 11
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AIR 122 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 2 3 3
AIR 158 Mechanical Codes 2 0 2
AIR 159 Heating and Cooling Safety 1 0 1
AIR 165 Air Conditioning Systems I 2 3 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 7 6 9
Summer Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
AIR 99 Supervised Study in HVAC 0 3 1
BLD 190 Coordinated Internship
or 0 9 3
BLD 198 Seminar and Project
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 0 12 4
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