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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2013-2014 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Residential Heating & Air Conditioning Technology, Diploma


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Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration technicians install, service, maintain, and repair a variety of air moving and air tempering equipment. They will work with blueprints to fabricate and install duct work, tubing, and/or piping circuits. The use of torches, various power tools, and numerous hand tools will be necessary to perform the specific task. These technicians will also use many pieces of electrical and mechanical test equipment to determine system problems. The technician will perform his or her job both indoors and outdoors based on the type of equipment worked on.

  • Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) (You can either purchase a laptop on your own or purchase one from the STI Support Center. Estimated 750.00 for laptop.)

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of a Diploma in Residential Heating & Air Conditioning, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

  • Prevent, identify, or solve problems with equipment, using various test equipment.
  • Choose procedures, tools or equipment to make necessary repairs.
  • Understand overall intent and proper procedures for setup and the operation of various types of equipment.
  • Utilize time management skills to complete work as scheduled.
  • Participate in industry training to enhance his or her ability to keep abreast of changes in the field.
  • Locate, understand, and interpret information found in manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Prevent, identify, or solve problems with equipment, using various test equipment.
  • Understand overall intent and proper procedures for setup and the operation of various types of equipment
  • Utilize time management skills to complete work as scheduled.
  • Locate, understand, and interpret information found in manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Organize their thoughts and ideas and deliver them verbally in way the customer will understand
  • Recognize a system problem and devise and implement a repair procedure.
  • Recognize, organize, and process symbols, pictures, and diagrams that are pertinent to this field.
  • Evaluate a service situation and choose the best corrective measure.

Professionalism

  • Choose procedures, tools or equipment to make necessary repairs based on instructions from supervisor and or customer.
  • Respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.
  • Organize their thoughts and ideas and deliver them verbally in way the customer will understand.
  • Recognize a system problem and devise and implement a repair procedure.
  • Demonstrate understanding, friendliness, and politeness toward coworkers.
  • Demonstrate understanding, friendliness, and politeness toward customers.
  • Present a positive attitude toward the work environment regardless of situation.
  • Exert a high level of effort and an honest nature in the work place.

 Communication

  • Choose procedures, tools or equipment to make necessary repairs based on instructions from supervisor or customer.
  • Locate, understand, and interpret information found in manuals, graphs, and schedules.
  • Respond to verbal directions and or messages necessary to perform tasks pertinent to this career.
  • Organize thoughts and ideas and deliver them verbally in way the customer will understand.
  • Demonstrate understanding, friendliness, politeness to coworkers, as well as customers.

Program Curriculum - Total Credits: 36


Additional Information


HVAC Instructors:

Timothy Hummel, M.Ed. BS, AAS: 17 years industry experience, 19 years teaching experience. Paul Tunge, AAS: 9 years industry experience, 8 years teaching experience.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all HVAC courses in order to graduate.

Students entering a program in any semester other than outlined may not graduate in the expected amount of time.

Estimated total program fees


Tuition $3,744
Fees $3,204
Books & Supplies $800
Tools & Supplies $ 1200
TOTAL $8,948

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