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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (HVAC)


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Overview

BTC’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program will prepare you for a career as an HVAC & Refrigeration Technician. You’ll learn new, higher-efficiency technologies and practices, with the valuable hands-on training that employers are looking for.

In two years, you can be well-positioned for high-wage employment with heating and air conditioning contractors, refrigeration contractors, hotels, school systems, or industrial processing plants.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to diagnose, repair and maintain common HVAC/R electrical and mechanical system problems
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively with customers, managers and fellow workers
  • Graduates will be able to adhere to environmental laws and regulations as applied to HVAC/R
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate employability behaviors and work ethics
  • Graduates will be able to embrace the model of life-long learning, accessing new information to remain current in industry trends

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students twice a year, in the fall and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090   or ABE 050  .
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085  , and ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092  .

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration AAS Degree and Certificate completion requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. AAS-T Degree requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and minimum grade of C/2.0 for all academic courses.

Programs

    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer

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