Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (Diploma)
Sioux City Campus
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (HVAC) program includes a study of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration for residential and light commercial equipment. Students are trained to be HVAC technicians in a real-world, hands-on lab environment.
The HVAC facility is equipped with state-of-the-art HVAC systems including geo-thermal and other high-efficiency systems. In addition, students will have ample opportunity to work on conventional HVAC systems.
Technicians will be needed to troubleshoot and maintain HVAC systems because of the increasing number of new residential and commercial structures and to respond to the increased demand for energy management, conservation and other "green" technologies.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2014. (Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2006-2007.)

Search For Available Classes - First Semester
SDV 108   The College Experience   1
ELE 112   Basic Electrical Theory   3
HCR 112   Heating Fundamentals   3
HCR 120   Gas Heating   3
HCR 125   Oil and Hydronic Heating   3
HCR 430   Electric Motors and Controls   3
MAT 772   Applied Math   3
Search For Available Classes - Second Semester
HCR 205   Air Conditioning Principles   3
HCR 410   Electrical Applications I   3
HCR 305   Fundamentals of Refrigeration   3
HCR 140   Heat Pumps   3
COM 723   Workplace Communication   3
Search For Available Classes - Third Semester
HCR 240   Troubleshooting Air Conditioning Systems   3
HCR 715   Blueprint Reading   1
HCR 850   HVACR Shop Practices   4

   Program Total   42

* Denotes courses commonly articulated with area high schools.
+ ELE 112 must be taken in the initial fall or spring semester of attendance.

Advisors
Anthony Bell, AAS Ext. 3213 Room D314 anthony.bell@witcc.edu
Steve Ebsen, BS, Division Chair Ext. 1232 Room T219 steve.ebsen@witcc.edu