Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 
    Jan 27, 2022  
Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Construction Technology: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Diploma

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Diploma: Construction Technology Diploma, HVAC Track

Length: Five semesters

Purpose: A shortage of qualified HVAC technicians, Mechanical (HVAC) Tradesman, and workers with Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning experience has created the need for trained personnel in the construction industry. The Construction Technology HVAC Diploma track is designed for those seeking entry level employment in the Mechanical (HVAC) Trades and is a pathway to Virginia Tradesman Licensure. Successful completion of the two year Construction Technology HVAC Diploma meets eligibility requirements for those seeking Virginia Tradesman Licensure. In addition, a minimum of two years of documented work experience in the trade is required for licensure The HVAC Diploma (including the integrated HVAC Career Studies Certificate) provides training based on the current Virginia adoption of the Mechanical Code. In addition, the track provides training and a pathway that can lead to a number of construction related credentials including Contractor Licensure, OSHA 10-30 Construction Industry Safety Training, NABCEP Entry Level Solar Thermal Installer Testing, and EPA 608/410A Certification.

Occupational Objectives:
Journeyman Mechanical (HVAC) Tradesman
Entry Level Air Conditioning Service Technician
Entry Level Mechanical Trades Worker

Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Construction Technology Diploma Program requires competency in English ENF 1 and Math Essentials  MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required ENF or MTE units or equivalent.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

Suggested Credits for Semester: 12

Suggested Credits for Semester: 14

Suggested Credits for Semester: 4

Third Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Fourth Semester

Suggested Credits for Semester: 15

Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum: 60

* Integrated 24 credit HVAC Career Studies Certificate

** Core Electives: ELE 110 , ELE 127 , BLD 140 , BLD 141 , BLD 142  

NOTE: Students may only earn ONE Construction Technology Diploma. Completion of additional coursework in multiple Construction Technology tracks MAY lead to the awarding of Career Studies Certificates in the other tracks if appropriate. Consult with your faculty advisor if you wish to earn multiple awards.

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