May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, AAS


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Program Description

Code 248 - 60 Credits

Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and the total air quality in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings while refrigeration systems make it possible to store perishable items. The Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) core curriculum at Kellogg Community College prepares students to install, maintain, and repair these systems. Students may pursue either a Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration.

Modules within the curriculum cover:

  • Air Distribution and Indoor Air Quality
  • Heat Pumps and Troubleshooting
  • Heating Systems and Troubleshooting
  • Hydronic Systems
  • HVAC Automation Controls
  • HVAC Duct Systems
  • HVAC Commissioning and Conservation
  • HVAC Water Treatment
  • HVAC Preventative Maintenance
  • Refrigeration Fundamentals
  • Refrigeration Systems and Components
  • Refrigeration Tools and Plant Safety
  • Steam Systems
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Writing for Employment

In order to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration students must complete sixty (60) credits. These credits must be taken from three categories: core curriculum, general education electives, and technical electives.

Modular Format

Industrial Trades curricula are offered in a non-traditional, modular format. Module descriptions are not listed in the catalog. For more information about Industrial Trades modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-hvac-r/.

Industrial Trades Orientation

All students interested in taking Industrial Trades modules must complete one or more core curriculum orientation. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Technical/Equipment: Program graduates will demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required to use industry equipment appropriately for employment in the field of Industrial HVAC-R.
  2. Safety: Program graduates will demonstrate safety protocols in the field of Industrial HVAC-R by consistently applying and adhering to current industry safety standards.
  3. Problem Solving: Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques in solving problems presented in the field of Industrial HVAC-R.
  4. Communication: Industrial HVAC-R program graduates will effectively communicate the technical content of the field, both written and orally.

Required General Education Courses


All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.

Required Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Modules


Students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in the Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration core curriculum. For more information about Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration modules go to the Industrial Trades page at http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/industrial-trades/industrial-hvac-r/.

Technical Electives Courses


Technical elective courses compliment the core curriculum and support general workplace competencies required in the field.

Technical electives may be selected from:

  • Accounting (ACCO)
  • Business Administration (BUAD)
  • Business Entrepreneurship (BUEN)
  • Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Technology (DRAF)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (CET)
  • Computer Programming (CP)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Engineering Technology (ENTE)
  • ENGL 153 - Technical English  °
  • Industrial Electricity and Electronics (INEL) °
  • Industrial Machining Technology (INMT)
  • Industrial Pipefitting (INPF) °
  • Industrial Technology (INT)
  • Industrial Trades (INTR) °
  • Industrial Welding (INWE) °
  • Instrumentation (INST)
  • Mathematics (MATH)
  • Office Information Technology (OIT)
  • Physics (PHYS)
  • Science (SCIE)
  • Renewable Energy (INRE) °
  • Service-Learning (SERV) °
  • Tool and Die (INTD)

°These electives are highly recommended for the Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program.

Professional Certifications


Selected modules within the Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration core curriculum prepare students for nationally recognized certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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