HVAC Technician

Two-Year Diploma

Career and Technical Studies

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Diploma

Degree:

Construction Technology Diploma, HVAC Track

Length:

Five semesters

G3 Tuition Assistance Eligible Program (Click for more information)

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.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr. Transfer Equivalents
AIR 121*
*

Classes for the 24 credit certificate for one year towards licensure

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I 2 3 3
AIR 126* Electrical and Control Systems 1 3 2
AIR 199* Supervised Study in HVAC 0 3 1
AIR 235* Heat Pumps 2 2 3
BLD 110 Introduction to Construction 3 0 3
BLD 215 OSHA 30 Construction Safety 2 0 2
ELE 115* Basic Electricity 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 11 17

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr. Transfer Equivalents
AIR 122* Air Conditioning and Refrigeration II 2 3 3
AIR 126 Electrical and Control Systems 1 3 2
AIR 158 Mechanical Codes 2 0 2
AIR 159 Heating and Cooling Safety 1 0 1
BLD 105 Shop Practices and Procedures 2 3 2
BLD 111 Blueprint Reading and the Building Code 2 2 3
BLD 200 Sustainable Construction 2 0 2
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 12 11 15

Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr. Transfer Equivalents
BLD 101 Construction Management I 3 0 3
ENE 105 Solar Thermal Active and Passive Technology 3 3 4
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3
IND 137 Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1

  • Radford University
    UNIV 100 elective
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 7 3 14

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr. Transfer Equivalents
BLD 290 Coordinated Internship
or 0 9 3
BLD 298 Seminar and Project
BLD 290 Coordinated Internship
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3

  • Virginia Tech
    ENGL 1105
  • Radford University
    CORE 101
  • Old Dominion University
    ENGL 110C
  • Bluefield College
    ENG 1013/1023, GEN ED
  • Liberty University
    ENGL 101
  • Emory & Henry College
    ENG 100
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3

  • Radford University
    ITEC 100
  • Emory & Henry College
    CIMT 140
MTH 111 Basic Technical Math 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 9 12