Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

Palm Beach State College
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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration  (5267)


Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/HVAC


Program Description
This PSAV program's course content includes broad, transferable skills, and stresses the understanding of all aspects of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. The curriculum emphasizes operational functions of systems, along with troubleshooting and repair of systems. The underlying principles of technology, labor issues, health, safety and environmental issues are also covered.

Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program. These activities include instruction in the use of safety procedures and in the care of tools, equipment, materials and processes found in the industry.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to (www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs).


Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 10 or qualify for TABE exemption.



Program Length
Total program hours: 1,350.


Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information

Interim Program Director - Lynnmarie Gomes Highsmith, gomeshl@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3547

 


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 1,350
  Group A - Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Helper  
ACR0501 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Helper 1 125
ACR0549 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Helper 2 125
  Group B - Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Mechanic Assistant  
ACR0530 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistant 1 125
ACR0706 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic Assistant 2 125
  Group C - Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Mechanics  
ACR0307 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 1 125
ACR0622 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 2 125
ACR0430 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 3 100
ACR0816 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Mechanic 4 150
  Group D - Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Technician  
ACR0710 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician 1 125
ACR0066 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician 2 125
ACR0961 Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technician 3 100
Total Program Clock Hours: 1,350

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
This program is designed to prepare the student for entry level employment in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


Career Path Notes
Upon completion of these programs, students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/