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
- Electrical Fundamentals
- 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.
Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree will be required to complete a service-learning experience. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement. Please contact an Academic Advisor for courses that offer a service-learning experience, or search in the class schedules.
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 https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/manufacturing-skilled-trades-applied-technology/hvacr/.
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.