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.
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
- 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.
- Safety: Program graduates will demonstrate safety protocols in the field of Industrial HVAC-R by consistently applying and adhering to current industry safety standards.
- 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.
- 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.
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/.
Unit 05 - Refrigeration Tools/Plant Safety
Unit 10 - Refrigeration Fundamentals
Unit 15 - Refrigeration Systems and Components
Unit 20 - Heating Systems and Troubleshooting
Unit 25 - Hydronic Systems
Unit 35 - Heat Pumps and Troubleshooting
Unit 40 - Air Distribution and Indoor Air Quality
Unit 45 - HVAC-R Automation Controls
Unit 50 - HVAC-R Duct Systems
Unit 55 - HVAC-R Preventative Maintenance
Unit 60 - HVAC-R Commissioning and Conservation
Unit 65 - Water Treatment
Unit 70 - Supervisory Skills
Unit 75 - Writing for Employment
Technical Electives Courses
Technical elective courses complement 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.
Selected modules within the Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration core curriculum prepare students for nationally recognized certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.