HVAC (1 yr)


From the moment you start the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) program at Highland Community College Technical Center you will be installing, diagnosing and repairing a variety of HVAC and plumbing problems. A very practical, hands-on application of your knowledge is demonstrated by working with the Construction Technology and Electrical Technology programs in the construction of a house.

The HVAC & plumbing shop offers a variety of up-to-date equipment and trainers to prepare for a career as a  technician. Full-time students can expect to complete this program within nine-months.  While enrolled in the program students will take the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) 608 exam and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification tests.  The NATE exam consists of the core and one specialty area.  

If you enjoy problem solving and working with your hands, call today to schedule a visit of the HVAC program! Call us at 785-442-6180.

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Note: A student must complete either 2 – 1 year programs or 1 -- 2 year program, plus take these general studies classes in order to be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree. Technical courses can be no more than 5 years old.


First Semester    
HVA104 Safety Orientation/OSHA 10 1
HVA102 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 2
HVA103 Hand and Power Tools 1
HVA106 Technical Math 2
HVA112 EPA 608 1
HVA122 HVAC Fundamentals 4
HVA126 Plumbing I 2
HVA145 Sheet Metal 3
HVA175 Commercial Refrigeration 3
  Total for First Semester 19
Second Semester    
HVA118 Electrical Fundamentals 4
HVA121 Domestic Refrigeration 3
HVA136 Electric Circuits and Controls 3
HVA158 Heating System Fundamentals 3
HVA170 Air Conditioning Control Systems 3
HVA181 Plumbing II 2
HVA140 Workplace Skills 1
CST105 Industrial Computer Applications 2
  Total for Second Semester 21
  Total Credits for Certificate 40
HVA195 Occupational Work Experience


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