Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician

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Downtown Campus

Instructor
253.680.7255
Career Advisor
253.680.7010
To schedule an advising appointment, please call 253.680.7002.
Location Downtown Campus
Hours Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration TechnicianStudents prepare for certified entry-level employment in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.The technical skills acquired in this program may be applied in areas such as air conditioning, systems controls, energy management systems, heating and ventilation technicians, and sales. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

Note: Students are required to pass the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute industry competency exam to complete the program: Two examinations to obtain a degree; one exam to obtain a certificate. Sufficient training is provided to qualify students to take the Environmental Protection Agency CFC certification examination required to work in the industry. A total of 1,100 hours of credit is applied toward the Washington State O6A electrical certificate.

Accreditation
The Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA)  awarded accreditation to Bates in 2012, following an in-depth self evaluation process, and a two-day, on-site evaluation. Bates' program is the only such training program in the state to earn a PAHRA accreditation.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 103 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations                                               
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

HVAC 101 HVAC Fundamentals
HVAC 102 Safety
HVAC 103 HVAC/R Science
HVAC 104 Tools and Equipment
HVAC 105 Refrigerant and Refrigeration Systems I
HVAC 106 Refrigerant and Refrigeration Systems II
HVAC 107 Electrical Systems and Components
HVAC 108 Electrical Troubleshooting
HVAC 109 Soldering and Brazing Applications
HVAC 110 Residential Systems
HVAC 111 Light Commercial Systems
HVAC 112 Heat Pump Systems
HVAC 201 System Design, Sizing, and Layout
HVAC 210 Drafting and Blueprint Applications
HVAC 211 Commercial Environmental Systems
HVAC 212 Chilled Water Systems
HVAC 213 Hydronic Heating Systems
HVAC 214 Cooling Tower
HVAC 215 Thermal Storage
HVAC 216 CFC Exam Preparation
HVAC 217 Commercial Refrigeration
HVAC 218 Installation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
HVAC 219 AHRI Industry Competency Exam #1
HVAC 220 AHRI Industry Competency Exam #2
HVAC 221 Industry Math                                                            

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HVAC 202 Welding Processes
HVAC 203 Hand-held Torch Burning Applications
HVAC 204 SMAW (ARC) Applications
HVAC 205 GMAW (MIG) applications

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HVAC 206 Basic Metalworking
HVAC 207 Basic Layout and Patterns
HVAC 208 Fabrication Practices
HVAC 209 Air Balance and Duct Sizing

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Certificate of Competency: 99 Credits

HVAC/R Support Technician

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS                                CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

HVAC 101 HVAC Fundamentals
HVAC 102 Safety
HVAC 103 HVAC/R Science
HVAC 104 Tools and Equipment
HVAC 105 Refrigerant and Refrigeration Systems I
HVAC 106 Refrigerant and Refrigeration Systems II
HVAC 107 Electrical Systems and Components
HVAC 108 Electrical Troubleshooting
HVAC 109 Soldering and Brazing Applications
HVAC 110 Residential Systems
HVAC 111 Light Commercial Systems
HVAC 112 Heat Pump Systems
HVAC 210 Drafting and Blueprint Applications
HVAC 211 Commercial Environmental Systems
HVAC 212 Chilled Water Systems
HVAC 213 Hydronic Heating Systems
HVAC 214 Cooling Tower
HVAC 215 Thermal Storage
HVAC 216 CFC Exam Preparation
HVAC 217 Commercial Refrigeration
HVAC 218 Installation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
HVAC 219 AHRI Industry Competency Exam #1
HVAC 220 AHRI Industry Competency Exam #2
HVAC 221 Industry Math

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HVAC 202 Welding Processes
HVAC 203 Hand-held Torch Burning Applications
HVAC 204 SMAW (ARC) Applications
HVAC 205 GMAW (MIG) applications

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HVAC 206 Basic Metalworking
HVAC 207 Basic Layout and Patterns
HVAC 208 Fabrication Practices
HVAC 209 Air Balance and Duct Sizing


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