Associate of Applied Science, Certificates

Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

Goodman, Grenada

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology is a post secondary instructional program that prepares individuals to work in engineering departments or private firms installing, maintaining, and operating small or medium air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Instruction prepares individuals to work in a commercial setting performing special tasks relating to designing ductwork, assembly, installation, servicing, operation, and maintenance of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems according to the standards of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Air-Conditioning Heating Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and others. Included are air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration devices; equipment, techniques, and systems; and maintenance and operation of these systems.

Curriculum

Jobs

Career Opportunities

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Maintenance

Contact

Emily Bennett
Administrative Assistant
Goodman Campus
M.R. Thorne Building
(662) 472-9058
ebennett@holmescc.edu


Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350
rharrision@holmescc.edu
 
HVAC

I came back to school to do what I always wanted and now look I'm here today blessed in a promising career as a certified HVAC TECH.

Jeremy Graves, Grenada Campus
HVAC

Thanks to David Hill and Holmes Community College, I have learned a new trade and have since started my own business and become my own boss. I have always dreamed of working for myself, and now with the help and instruction of Mr. Hill and the Holmes HVAC program, I have achieved that dream.

Kyle Easley, Grenada Campus

Course Descriptions

ACT 1003 - Introduction to Heating & Air Conditioning Technology.
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental skills associated with all HVAC courses. Safety, basic tools, special tools, and equipment, communication skills, employability skills, and materials handling topics are included. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 1124 - Basic Compression Refrigeration.
This course includes an introduction to the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. Emphasis is placed on trade math, thermodynamics and heat transfer. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 1133 - Brazing and Piping.
This course includes various tools and pipe connecting techniques. This course includes specialized tools and test equipment required in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 1214 - Controls.
This course includes fundamentals of gas, fluid, electrical, and programmable controls. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 1313 - Refrigeration System Components.
This course includes an in-depth study of the components and accessories of a sealed system including metering devices, evaporators, compressors, and condensers. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 1713 - Electricity for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I.
This course includes basic knowledge of electricity, power distribution, components, solid state devices, and electrical circuits. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 1813 - Professional Service Procedures.
Business ethics necessary to work with both the employer and customer. Includes resume, record keeping, and service contracts. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 2324 - Commercial Refrigeration.
This course includes a study of various commercial refrigeration systems. It includes installation, servicing, and maintaining systems. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 2414 - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration I.
This course includes residential air-conditioning including indoor air quality. This course includes modules on basic maintenance, air quality equipment, troubleshooting cooling, and troubleshooting gas heating. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 2424 - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration II.
This course includes a continuation of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning I with modules related to introduction to hydronic systems, troubleshooting heat pumps, and troubleshooting accessories. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 2433 - Refrigerant, Retrofit, & Regulation.
This course includes regulations and standards for new retrofit and government regulations. This course includes EPA regulations, local, and state codes. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 2513 - Heating Systems.
This course includes various types of residential and commercial heating systems. This course includes gas, oil, electric, compression, and hydronic heating systems. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

ACT 2624 - Heat Load Air Properties.
This course includes introduction to heat load calculations for residential and light commercial heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems. This course includes air distribution, duct sizing, selection of grills and registers, types of fans, air velocity, and fan performance. This course introduces air testing instruments and computer usage. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

ACT 291(1-3) - Special Project in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.
This course is designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in technical courses. The instructor works closely with the students to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student's learning experience. Two-six hours laboratory. One-three hours credit.

ACT 292(1-6) - Supervised Work Experience in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.
This course is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student's technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of one semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Three-18 hours externship. One-6 hours credit.