Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

HVAC Installer

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time
Fall

Award
Diploma
1 year (2 terms)

Industry endorsements earned
OSHA 10-General Construction; Adult First Aid with CPR.

The HVAC Installer program prepares students to enter the skilled trade of heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation. The program focuses primarily on residential and light commercial equipment and covers installation procedures, code requirements, electrical applications and refrigerant handling procedures. The one-year, hands-on program also includes system design and HVAC component operation.

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association assisted the college in developing the curriculum to meet the needs of these challenging and rewarding careers.

Career opportunities: HVAC installer; HVAC repair; technician; sheet metal worker.

For gainful employment information, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other information, visit www.kirkwood.edu/gainfulemployment.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

HCR-410

Electrical Applications I

3

HCR-605

HVAC Installation I

5

HCR-710

Fundamentals of Plan and Print Reading

2

HCR-932

Internship

1

MAT-719

Applied HVAC Math

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

17

Term 2-Spring

HCR-450

Electrical Applications for HVAC II

3

HCR-600

Pipe Joining Methods

3

HCR-610

HVAC Installation II

7

HCR-932

Internship

1.5

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Social Science Course

3

 

 

17.5

Total program credit hours

34.5

Optional

HCR-924

Honors Project

1

HCR-928

Independent Study

1

HVAC Installer tool requirements
The tool requirement for the program includes a hand-held toolbox with basic hand tools. Also required are a few HVAC specialty tools and an electrical testing meter.

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