Code 156 - 25 Credits
Heating and air-conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and 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. To earn the certificate, students must complete twenty-five (25) credits in the core Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration curriculum.
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
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 orientations. The orientation is a core curriculum prerequisite. Students will not be able to register for modules until the orientation is completed.