Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

About

The HVAC & R program is an individual program that prepares students to work in a variety of jobs in the field of air conditioning and refrigeration. Students are prepared to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain residential and commercial refrigeration; air conditioning; heat pumps; humidifiers; and electrical and gas heating. Students also learn the fundamentals of electricity, electric motors, and controls. Graduates of the program will be able to install and braze refrigeration tubing, diagnose electrical problems; install duct systems; repair light commercial equipment; recover air conditioning and refrigeration refrigerants; locate and repair leaks.

Day Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Night Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 3:30 PM to 10 PM

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 16 Months
Clock Hours 1,728
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $5,273.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,579.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
HVAC Mechanic Assistant432Certificate
Domestic Unit Repair864Certificate
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Technician1296Diploma
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technician1728Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Instructional Service Center at Pellissippi State Community College Strawberry Plains Campus
7201 Strawberry Plains Pike
Knoxville, TN 37914

Job Duties

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 8,490

Current job openings per year: 1,080

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
HVA 0001 Worker Characteristic
HVA 1010 Technology Foundations
HVA 1020 OSHA
HVA 1030 Shop Safety
HVA 1040 Refrigeration Fundamentals
HVA 1050 Tools Equipment & Shop Practices
HVA 1060 Electricity and Controls I
HVA 1070 Installation
HVA 1080 Green Awareness
HVA 1090 Employment Readiness Exam
Second Trimester: 
HVA 0002 Worker Characteristic
HVA 2010 Introduction to System Service
HVA 2020 Basic Automatic Controls
HVA 2030 Motors
HVA 2040 Domestic Appliances
HVA 2050 EPA
HVA 2060 Employment Readiness Exam
Third Trimester: 
HVA 0003 Worker Characteristic
HVA 3010 Gas Electric and Heat
HVA 3020 Air Conditioning (Cooling)
HVA 3030 Heat Pumps
HVA 3040 Carbon Monoxide
HVA 3050 All Weather Systems Exam
Fourth Trimester: 
HVA 0004 Worker Characteristic
HVA 4010 Electricity and Controls II
HVA 4020 Commercial Refrigeration
HVA 4030 Employment Readiness Exam

Certifications

HVAC Excellence/ESCO A.R. Conditioning
HVAC Excellence/ESCO - Electrical
HVAC Excellence/ESCO
OSHA 10 Hour Certification
EPA Section 608
R410A Certification
Green Technician Certification
Snap-On Tools Building Performance Instruments

Instructors

Mike Sledzinski
865-766-4369
Dan Gamble
865-766-4384
Rodger Swann
865-766-4384

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