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Commercial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

With the increased need for energy efficient heating and cooling systems, opportunities in the commercial refrigeration field are unlimited. Work in the area of supermarket refrigeration contains perhaps one of the biggest challenges and requires intensive quality training. Ice cube machines, walk-in coolers and display cases require technical service skills. The air conditioning and heating areas include working on heat/cool rooftop units, chillers and large building systems that are controlled by electronic, electric or pneumatic systems. The technician should also have the ability to install and maintain large air handling units which have the capabilities of cooling, heating, humidifying, dehumidifying and cleaning air for human and equipment environmental control. Increasing energy costs have created a great demand for skilled technicians in the area of energy management systems.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Residential Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program or a minimum of 2 years related work experience.

Award Outcomes

Obtain OSHA 30 Certification

Obtain the EPA Section 608 Refrigerant Handling License

Demonstrate knowledge of International Fuel, Gas and Mechanical codes

Troubleshoot electrical motors

Troubleshoot control circuits for refrigeration and A/C equipment

Troubleshoot gas heating equipment

Adjust water systems for HVAC and refrigeration equipment

Troubleshoot airflow systems for HVAC equipment

Solve problems using analytical thinking

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities in the commercial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration field are based on each person`s goals and qualifications. Manufacturing, installation, servicing and engineering firms could employ an individual. Possible positions include: installer, quality control technician, service technician, layout person and designer.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 32 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HVAC1005OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training

2

HVAC2001Packaged Heating and Cooling Equipment

4

HVAC2005Commercial HVAC/R Safety and Servicing Procedures

2

HVAC2010Commercial Heat Pump Systems

2

HVAC2020Pneumatic Controls

2

HVAC2030Commercial Ice Making Machines

3

HVAC2041Gas/Refrigeration (Mechanical) Code

1

HVAC2050Electrical for Commercial HVAC&R Equipment

2

HVAC2060Computer Room Air Conditioning

1

HVAC2100Water Chiller Machines

3

HVAC2111Low Pressure Steam and Water Boilers

2

HVAC2121Refrigerated Coolers and Cases

4

HVAC2130Supermarket Refrigeration

3

HVAC2165Air Handling Units

1

General Education Required 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

or

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

or

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

General Education Elective 2 Credits

Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Diploma Credits 36

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HVAC2001Packaged Heating and Cooling Equipment

4

HVAC2005Commercial HVAC/R Safety and Servicing Procedures

2

HVAC2010Commercial Heat Pump Systems

2

HVAC2020Pneumatic Controls

2

HVAC2030Commercial Ice Making Machines

3

HVAC2041Gas/Refrigeration (Mechanical) Code

1

HVAC2050Electrical for Commercial HVAC&R Equipment

2

General Education Electives

2

Total Credits  18

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
HVAC1005OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety Training

2

HVAC2060Computer Room Air Conditioning

1

HVAC2100Water Chiller Machines

3

HVAC2111Low Pressure Steam and Water Boilers

2

HVAC2121Refrigerated Coolers and Cases

4

HVAC2130Supermarket Refrigeration

3

HVAC2165Air Handling Units

1

Choose one of the following:

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

Total Credits  18

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Graduation (36 Credits)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Residential Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning program or a minimum of 2 years related work experience.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

 

3/31/2021 : BP / EP 3308