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Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning,


Refrigeration Engineering Technology
Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division
Room T102, (847) 543-2044

The HVACR program provides instruction in air conditioning,


heating, and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity,
electric motors, and theory of refrigeration are included.
Advanced work in the commercial area includes work on
reach-in and walk-in units found in stores, dairies, and
markets. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning,
temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning,
installation, and troubleshooting of equipment. Students are
required to provide their own basic tools, and to take a
national exit exam which will give passing students national
recognition on an A.R.I. (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Institute) National Registry, which goes to Refrigeration,
Heating and Air Conditioning employers.

For students interested in Sustainable Programs, please see


page 201 for options, or contact the identified department
chair for more information.

To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General


Requirements on page 109. In addition, students should select
General Education electives (*) from those listed on page 110.
All course prerequisites must be met.

Residential Heating Technician


(Certificate) Plan 24RJ

The Residential Heating Technician Certificate program


prepares students for employment as residential heating
trainee. This certificate places a strong emphasis on
operational characteristics of various types of residential
heating equipment, its wiring, and safety procedures. Students
learn to use refrigerants, gauges, and electrical test equipment
in a residential setting. Students will be given a national exit
exam after each advanced course which will provide passing
students recognition on the Air Conditioning, Heating, and
Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) national registry distributed to
heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration
employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
130
190

Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4


HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
Heating I Residential Appliances ..................4
EPA Certification Preparation ......................2

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................14

Residential Air Conditioning Technician


(Certificate) Plan 24RN

The Residential Air Conditioning Technician Certificate


program prepares students for employment as residential air
conditioning trainee. This certificate places a strong emphasis
on operational characteristics of various types of residential
air conditioning equipment, its wiring, and safety procedures.
Students learn to use refrigerants, gauges, and electrical test
equipment in a residential setting. Students will be given a
national exit exam after each advanced course which provides
passing students recognition on the Air Conditioning, Heating,
and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) national registry
distributed to heating, air conditioning, ventilation,
and refrigeration employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
150
190

Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4


HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
Air Conditioning I Split-Systems..................4
EPA Certification Preparation ......................2

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................14

Commercial RefrigerationTechnician
(Certificate) Plan 24RK

The Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate program


prepares students for employment as commercial refrigeration
trainee. This certificate places a strong emphasis on the
commercial refrigeration industry and emphasizes hands-on
service and installation techniques, soldering and brazing,
safety, and mechanical and electrical troubleshooting.
Students learn to use refrigerants, gauges, and electrical test
equipment in a commercial setting. Students will be given a
national exit exam after each advanced course which provides
passing students recognition on the Air Conditioning, Heating,
and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) national registry
distributed to heating, air conditioning, ventilation,
and refrigeration employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
172
190

Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4


HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
Refrigeration II Commercial Appliances ......4
EPA Certification Preparation ......................2

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................14

Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


Electrical Troubleshooting Technician
(Certificate) Plan 24RL

The Electrical Troubleshooting Technician Certificate


program prepares students to specialize in electrical
troubleshooting for employment as HVAC trainees. This
certificate places a strong emphasis on national Electrical
Code, meters, schematics, and wiring diagrams, electrical
troubleshooting, electrical service procedures, electrical test
equipment, and safety. Students learn to use electrical test
equipment found in a HVAC setting. Students will be given a
national exit exam after each advanced course which provides
passing students recognition on the Air Conditioning, Heating,
and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) national registry
distributed to heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and
refrigeration employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
119
190

Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4


HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
HVACR Electricity II ....................................4
EPA Certification Preparation ......................2

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................14

Energy Audit

(Associate in Applied Science) Plan 24RO

The Energy Audit program prepares students for employment


in the areas of energy audit and insulation of residential and
commercial buildings. Students will acquire skills in safety,
HVAC principles, soldering and brazing, mechanical and
electrical troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, the use of
refrigerant gauges, electrical test equipment, and blower
door testing.

The Energy Audit curriculum is aligned with the educational


standards of Residential Energy Services Network
(RESNET) and the Illinois Occupational Skill Standards for
HVACR. HET courses in A/C split-systems, residential
HVAC, Resnet exam preparation, building insulation, energy
auditing, air movement and ventilation, HVACR Codes, EPA
and NATE certification preparation, Carpentry, and a HET
capstone course meet re-certification requirements for NATE.

The Energy Audit program is a partner of the Residential


Energy Services Network (RESNET). Upon successful
completion of second semester courses, students will qualify
to sit for the Industry Competency Examination (ICE), the
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) exam, or the
RESNET exam which provides passing students recognition
on national registries distributed to heating, ventilation, air
conditioning, and refrigeration employers and homeowners.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.

To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General


Requirements on page 109. In addition, students should select
General Education electives (*) from those listed on page 110.
All course prerequisites must be met.

Required General Education Coursework ........................12


CMM Elective (see page 110 for selections) ....................3
ENG 120 Technical Composition I or
ENG 121 English Composition I ..................................3
ECO 110 Economics for Bus & Industry or
Social Science Elective * ..............................3
HUM 127 Critical Thinking or
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective * ..............3
Required HET Core Coursework ......................................21
HET 110 Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4
HET 111 HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
HET 119 HVACR Electricity II ....................................4
HET 190 EPA Certification Preparation ......................2
HET 191 HVACR Load Calculation ............................4
MTH 114 Applied Mathematics I
or higher MTH elective*
(fulfills MTH Gen Ed) ..............................3

Required Energy Audit Coursework ..................................33


CMT 115 Carpentry I ....................................................3
HET 130 Heating I Residential Appliances ..................4
HET 150 Air Conditioning I Split-Systems..................4
HET 192 HVACR Engineering Tech Practicum ..........1
HET 194 NATE Certification Preparation ....................2
HET 230 Air Movement and Ventilation......................4
HET 290 Building Insulation ........................................4
HET 291 Energy Auditing ............................................4
HET 292 Resnet Exam Preparation ..............................1
HET 293 HVAC Codes ................................................3
HET 295 HET Capstone ..............................................3
Total Hours Required for A.A.S. ........................................66

Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


HVAC/R Engineering Technology

(Associate in Applied Science) Plan 24RD

The Residential HVAC A.A.S. program prepares students for


service and installation positions with specialization in the
design, layout, installation, and service of residential HVAC
equipment. Students acquire skills in safety, HVAC principles,
soldering and brazing, mechanical and electrical
troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, the use of refrigerant
gauges, and electrical test equipment.

The Residential HVAC curriculum is aligned with the


educational standards of the Partnership for Air Conditioning,
Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) and the
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards for HVACR. HET
courses in A/C split-systems, residential HVAC systems, air
movement & ventilation, advanced electrical, HVACR codes,
EPA and NATE certification preparation, hydronic heating,
and a HET capstone course meet re-certification requirements
for NATE.

The Residential HVAC program is a partner of the Air


Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Upon completion of a second semester course students qualify
to sit for the Industry Competency Examination (ICE), a
nationally recognized credential in the HVACR industry
which provides passing students national recognition on an
AHRI or North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
national registry distributed to heating, ventilation, air
conditioning, and refrigeration employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.

To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General


Requirements on page 109. In addition, students should select
General Education electives (*) from those listed on page 110.
All course prerequisites must be met.

Required General Education Coursework ........................15


CMM Elective (See page 110 for selections) ....................3
ENG 120 Technical Composition I or
ENG 121 English Composition I ..................................3
ECO 110 Economics for Business and Industry or
Social Science Elective * ..............................3
HUM 127 Critical Thinking or
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective * ..............3
MTH 114 Applied Mathematics I or
MTH 115 Applied Mathematics II or
MTH 117 Technical Mathematics I ..............................3

Required HVAC/R Engineering


Technology Coursework ............................................................39
HET 110 Basic Refrigeration Systems ..............................4
HET 111 HVACR Electricity I ..........................................4
HET 119 HVACR Electricity II ........................................4
HET 130 Heating I Residential Appliances ......................4
HET 150 Air Conditioning I Split-Systems ......................4
HET 155 HVAC/R Blueprint Reading ..............................1
HET 172 Refrigeration II Commercial Appliances ..........4
HET 190 EPA Certification Preparation ............................2
HET 230 Air Movement and Ventilation ..........................4
HET 251 Sheet Metal Fabrication......................................1
HET 252 A/C III Installation and Service ........................4
HET 295 HET Capstone ....................................................3

Technical Electives................................................................12-16
HET 170 Refrigeration I Small Appliances ......................4
HET 192 HVACR Engineering Tech Practicum ................1
HET 193 Recertification Preparation..............................0.5
HET 194 NATE Certification Preparation ........................2
HET 219 HVACR Electricity III........................................4
HET 231 Heating II Hydronic Heating Systems ..............4
HET 250 A/C II Commercial HVAC Appliances ..............4
HET 272 Refrigeration III Comm. Appliance Install ........4
HET 273 Direct Digital Controls ......................................4
HET 293 HVAC Codes ......................................................3
HET 294 Green Building/Energy Sustainability................3
PHY 121 General Physics I................................................5

Total Hours for A.A.S ..........................................................66-70

HVAC/R Installation Technician


(Certificate) Plan 24RY

This certificate is designed to give the HVAC/R student the


ability and knowledge in the area of installation which includes
the skills in installing HVAC/R equipment and fabricating sheet
metal duct systems.
HET
HET
HET
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
130
155
193
251
252

Basic Refrigeration Systems ..............................4


HVACR Electricity I ..........................................4
Heating I Residential Appliances ......................4
HVAC/R Blueprint Reading ..............................1
Recertification Preparation..............................0.5
Sheet Metal Fabrication......................................1
A/C III Installation and Service ........................4

Total Hours for Certificate ....................................................18.5

Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


Residential Energy Auditing

Stationary Engineer

The Residential Energy Audit Certificate prepares students to


specialize in the energy audit and insulation of residential
buildings, while preparing students for employment as energy
auditors. It also prepares students to sit for the Residential
Energy Services Network's (RESNET) exam. Coursework
provides an introduction to the energy audit and building
insulation industry and emphasizes hands-on blower door
inspections, soldering and brazing, safety, and mechanical and
electrical troubleshooting. Students learn to use refrigerants,
gauges, and electrical test equipment in a residential and
commercial building setting.

The Stationary Engineering A.A.S. program prepares students


for employment as stationary engineers specialization in
design, layout, installation, and service of commercial
building HVAC equipment and green roof technology.
Program coursework also prepares students to sit for the
Chicago Stationary Engineer Exam. Students acquire skills in
safety, HVAC principles, soldering and brazing, mechanical
and electrical troubleshooting, refrigerant handling, the use of
refrigerant gauges, and electrical test equipment.

(Certificate) Plan 24RW

Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.


HET
HET
HET
HET
HET

110
111
291
292
294

Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4


HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
Energy Auditing ............................................4
Resnet Exam Preparation ..............................1
Green Building/Energy Sustainability ..........3

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................16

Residential Weatherizing
(Certificate) Plan 24RX

This certificate prepares students for employment as


weatherization and energy efficiency specialists. Students will
learn about weatherization and energy efficiency, and how
retrofit technicians, home improvement retrofit trainees,
residential air sealing technicians, and insulation installers
prepare residential buildings to be energy efficient.
CMT
HET
HET
HET
HET

115
110
290
292
294

Carpentry I ....................................................3
Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4
Building Insulation ........................................4
Resnet Exam Preparation ..............................1
Green Building/Energy Sustainability ..........3

Total Hours for Certificate ..................................................15

(Associate in Applied Science) Plan 24RS

The Stationary Engineer curriculum is aligned with the


educational standards of the Partnership for Air-Conditioning,
Heating, Refrigeration Accreditation (PAHRA) and the
Illinois Occupational Skill Standards for HVACR. Many HET
courses in the program (A/C split-systems, commercial HVAC
systems, advanced electrical, EPA and NATE certification
preparation, pipefitting, Resnet exam preparation, building
insulation, energy auditing, Chicago stationary engineer exam
preparation and a HET capstone course) meet re-certification
requirements for NATE.
The Stationary Engineer program is a partner of the Air
Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Upon completion of a second semester course students qualify
to sit for the Industry Competency Examination (ICE), a
nationally recognized credential in the HVACR industry
which will provide passing students recognition on an AHRI
or North American Technician Excellence (NATE) national
registry distributed to heating, ventilation, air conditioning,
and refrigeration employers.
Note: Students are required to provide their own basic tools.

To complete an A.A.S., students must meet the General


Requirements on page 109. In addition, students should select
General Education electives (*) from those listed on page 110.
All course prerequisites must be met.

Associate in Applied Science and Career Certificates


Required General Education Coursework ........................12
CMM Elective (See page 110 for selections) ....................3
ENG 120 Technical Composition I or
ENG 121 English Composition I ..................................3
ECO 110 Economics for Business and Industry or
Social Science Elective * ..............................3
HUM 127 Critical Thinking or
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective * ...............3

Required HET Core Coursework ......................................21


HET 110 Basic Refrigeration Systems ........................4
HET 111 HVACR Electricity I ....................................4
HET 119 HVACR Electricity II ....................................4
HET 190 EPA Certification Preparation ......................2
HET 191 HVACR Load Calculation ............................4
MTH 114 Applied Mathematics I
or higher MTH elective*
(fulfills MTH Gen Ed) ..............................3

Required Stationary Engineer Coursework ......................33


HET 130 Heating I and Residential Appliances ..........4
HET 150 Air Conditioning I Split-Systems..................4
HET 192 HVACR Engineering Tech Practicum ..........1
HET 194 NATE Certification Preparation ....................2
HET 195 Chicago Stationary Engineer Exam Prep......1
HET 250 A/C II Commercial HVAC Appliances ........4
HET 273 Direct Digital Controls ..................................4
HET 290 Building Insulation ........................................4
HET 291 Energy Auditing ............................................4
HET 292 Resnet Exam Preparation ..............................1
HET 295 HET Capstone ..............................................3
HRT 285 Sustainable Landscapes ................................3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree ............................................66