Technical Trades - HVAC Option (314A)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
This program prepares students for careers in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry. The curriculum enables students to gain hands-on experience while being offered theoretical instruction to enter the HVAC industry. The program focuses on the installation and diagnosis of electro-mechanical and HVAC systems. A graduate of this program seeks employment as a HVAC installer, mechanic, service technician, sheet metal worker, electrician and pipe fitter. Successful completion of this program may potentially lead to professional licensure. Licensure may be global, national, or state-specific. This program meets requirements for the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for other states may vary.
Butler County Community College does not provide training for the fourth semester certifications. The training to obtain these certifications can be obtained from vocational/technical schools with an HVAC program or a comparable school: trade schools, career technical centers (CTCs), etc. Contact the school of choice for details concerning their day/evening program or consult with the HVAC program advisor.
This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program.
The student/graduate will be able to:
- Be proficient in oral and written communication.
- Apply problem solving skills and HVAC fundamentals to the design and analysis of building systems.
- Apply critical thinking, mathematical, scientific, and analytical skills to solve industry based technology problems.