The HVAC - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning graduate will be able to design residential and light commercial central heating and air conditioning systems according to load requirements, install, troubleshoot, and repair all residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning equipment, design, fabricate, and install forced air and hot water distribution systems using sheet metal, ductboard, copper tubing, Wirsbo tubing, Pex tubing, PVC , and other accepted materials, install a wide range of oil and gas boilers and forced-air furnaces, design, fabricate, and install home and light commercial ventilation systems, including both exhaust and fresh air make-up exchangers.
The graduate will be knowledgeable in electric theory, motor and heating-air conditioning controls and switching relays, pumps, compressors, various design variables, and code requirements. This comprehensive program of technical and general education will give the graduate knowledge and hands-on experience in both the electrical and mechanical aspects of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. This combination prepares students to build and install ductwork, and the ability to troubleshoot today's sophisticated high-efficiency heating units.
Graduates of this program will find employment with heating and cooling service companies, local plumbing and heating shops, heating contractors, wholesale supply companies, and manufacturing firms.
Very fast growth in employment is projected in Minnesota over the next few years. Nationwide, above average growth is expected. A growing concern for energy conservation should also spur the installation of new energy-saving systems in homes and buildings. As the population and economy grow, so does the demand for new residential, commercial, and industrial climate-control systems. This emphasis on better energy management leading to the replacement of older systems and the installation of newer systems will account for a large part of the increase demand for these technicians. In addition, the demand for maintenance and service work will increase as businesses and home owners strive to keep systems operating at peek efficiency.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers in the state of Minnesota is $25.12 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 7.1%, a high-growth career.
According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning in the state of Minnesota from 2010-2020 is heating and cooling system mechanics
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View semester course schedule order by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|BLDG 1102||Construction Safety||1|
|BLDG 1106||Grades/Cap/Elec Calc||3|
|BLDG 1114||Blueprint Reading I||2|
|HEAT 1101||HVAC Circuit Theory||4|
|HEAT 1102||Sheet Metal Design||3|
|HEAT 1104||Control Electricity||2|
|HEAT 1110||Refrig, A/C & Htg Prin||3|
|HEAT 1128||Heat Sys Design & Install||3|
|HEAT 2202||Air Handling||2|
|HEAT 2206||Heating Sys Maintenance||2|
|HEAT 2210||Com Air Conditioning||2|
|HEAT 2214||Hydronic Heating Sys||4|
|HEAT 2220||HVAC Troubleshooting||3|
|Area of Interest Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below )||3|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|#MNTE3||MN Transfer Elective||3|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.
The program minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 46
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