Construction Technology: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Diploma

Career and Technical Studies
Degree
Construction Technology Diploma, HVAC Track
Length
Five semesters
Purpose

A shortage of qualified HVAC technicians, Mechanical (HVAC) Tradesman, and workers with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning experience has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology HVAC Diploma track is designed  for those seeking entry level employment in the Mechanical (HVAC) Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology HVAC Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure The HVAC Diploma (including the integrated HVAC Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the Mechanical Code.  In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training, NABCEP Entry Level Solar Thermal Installer Testing, and EPA 608/410A Certification.

Occupational Objectives
  • Journeyman Mechanical (HVAC) Tradesman
  • Entry Level Air Conditioning Service Technician
  • Entry Level Mechanical Trades Worker

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.

 The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AIR 121 * 2 3 3
AIR 126 * 1 3 2
AIR 199 * 0 3 1
AIR 235 * 2 2 3
BLD 110 3 0 3
BLD 215 2 0 2
ELE 115 * 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 11 17  

Second Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
AIR 122 * 2 3 3
AIR 126 1 3 2
AIR 158 2 0 2
AIR 159 1 0 1
BLD 105 2 3 2
BLD 111 2 2 3
BLD 200 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 11 15  

Third Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 101 3 0 3
ENE 105 3 3 4
ENG 115 3
IND 137 3
SDV 100 1 0 1
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Radford University
UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 7 3 14  

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Credits Transfer
BLD 290
or 0 9 3
BLD 298 Seminar and Project
BLD 290
ENG 111 3 0 3
Virginias Public Colleges & Universities
Virginia Tech
ENGL 1105
Radford University
CORE 101
Old Dominion University
ENGL 110C
Virginias Private Colleges & Universities
Bluefield College
ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
Liberty University
ENGL 101
Emory & Henry College
ENG 100
ITE 115 3 0 3
MTH 111 Basic Technical Math 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 9 12