Applied Technology

Plumbing, Heating And Air Conditioning Technology
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

This program provides journeyperson-level training in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning trades. Instruction is provided in both theoretical and practical aspects of plumbing, heating and air conditioning, residential and light-commercial maintenance, various types of plumbing, heating and air conditioning repairs/installation, heat loss and cooling load calculations, heating and cooling system design and state-of-the-art efficiency equipment. Included in this curriculum is an internship co-op program that places students with local contractors, to gain work experience.

Graduates of the program may gain employment as journeyperson-level tradesperson, industrial maintenance, sales representative, estimator for a plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems designer and control trouble-shooting technician.

This program would also allow the graduate to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year institution in a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC) program.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • learn modern techniques for installation of plumbing, heating and air conditioning components.
  • to acquire troubleshooting skills with electrical and mechanical equipment used in the H.V.A.C. industry.

The graduate of this program is able to:

  • use hand and power tools safely and properly.
  • describe various installation practices for plumbing and H.V.A.C. equipment.
  • properly set up heating and air conditioning units.
  • troubleshoot and repair different types of H.V.A.C. equipment.
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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
MAT-103 - Applied Mathematics for Industry, 3 credits
PLH-108 - Blueprint Reading and Estimating, 3 credits
PLH-112 - Basic Plumbing Systems, 4 credits
PLH-128 - Plumbing and Heating Code, 3 credits
CEL-103 - Basic Construction Wiring, 3 credits
HAC-101 - Basic Heating & Cooling Technology, 4 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
or EMS-207 - Cardio-Pulmoniary Resuscitation (CPR), 1 credits
Elective - Humanities Elective, 3 credits
PHY-103 - Physics for the Trade Industry, 3 credits
PLH-114 - Advanced Plumbing Systems and Design, 4 credits
HAC-103 - Warm Air Heating & Air Conditioning Design/Installation, 4 credits
PLH-118 - Basic Heating Technology, 4 credits
PLH-120 - Heating Systems Design and Installations, 4 credits
PLH-230 - Internship, 3 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits
PLH-105 - Controls for Heating Systems, 4 credits
PLH-222 - Advanced Heating Technology, 4 credits
PLH-224 - Mechanical (Heating) Code, 3 credits
PLH-232 - Internship II, 3 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 70

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