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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration - Associate of Applied Science Degree

72 Credits
AAS 3456
Degree Description

Trained, highly skilled personnel are needed for the exciting new technological demands of the residential/commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Independent and critical thinking men and women instilled with troubleshooting and electrical control circuit skills are vital for the future installation and servicing of HVAC/R equipment. The HVAC/R program at SCC is designed to prepare these individuals for entry-level positions in the HVAC/R field.  To participate in the program, individuals should have a strong mechanical aptitude, strong math skills and enjoy problem solving.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2019-2020 school year. If you need to see this program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses: (16 Courses)

Complete all of the following courses:
HVAC2000 Electrical Circuits (2 Credits)
HVAC2010 IPH Motors and Auxiliary Controls (2 Credits)
HVAC2100 Refrigeration Theory (2 Credits)
HVAC2110 Refrigeration Controls (2 Credits)
HVAC2120 Testing Refrigeration Systems (2 Credits)
HVAC2205 Coolers/Freezers Electrical Systems & Components (3 Credits)
HVAC2215 Coolers/Freezers Refrigeration Diagnostics & Operations (3 Credits)
HVAC2220 Commercial Ice Makers (3 Credits)
HVAC2230 Commercial Alternative Systems (1 Credit)
HVAC2240 Central Air Conditioning (2 Credits)
HVAC2251 Brazing (2 Credits)
HVAC2301 Indoor Air Quality (1 Credit)
HVAC2310 Hydronic Heat (2 Credits)
HVAC2320 Gas Heat (3 Credits)
HVAC2325 Commercial Package Heat/Cool Units (2 Credits)
HVAC2340 Sheet Metal Ductwork Fabrication (3 Credits)

Required Technical Electives (19 Credits)

Complete 19 credits from the following courses:
HLTH1950 CPR (1 Credit)
HVAC2410 Advanced Central Air Conditioning Lab II (2 Credits)
HVAC2420 Air Conditioning Internship I (1 Credit)
HVAC2430 Air Conditioning Internship II (2 Credits)
HVAC2440 Advanced Refrigeration Lab I (1 Credit)
HVAC2450 Advanced Refrigeration Lab II (2 Credits)
HVAC2460 Refrigeration Internship I (1 Credit)
HVAC2470 Refrigeration Internship II (2 Credits)
HVAC2500 Advance Heating Lab I (1 Credit)
HVAC2510 Advanced Heating Lab II (2 Credits)
HVAC2520 Heating Internship I (1 Credit)
HLTH1952 First Aid (1 Credit)
HVAC2530 Heating Internship II (2 Credits)
HLTH1954 Safety (1 Credit)
MKT 1800 Introduction to Sales (3 Credits)
OTEC2000 Employment Search Skills (2 Credits)
HVAC1000 Alternative Refrigeration Systems Lab I (1 Credit)
HVAC1200 Alternative Refrigeration Systems Lab II (2 Credits)
HVAC2330 Alternative Heating Systems (2 Credits)
HVAC2400 Advance Central A/C Lab 1 (1 Credit)

Other Elective Credits (3 Credits)

Technical Courses- Select three credits from any technical courses in consultation with advisor/faculty.

Required Liberal Arts and Sciences

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MnTC credits from 3 of the 10 MnTC Goal Areas.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.