CURRICULAR GUIDE

Heat & Air Cond/Building Maint
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0836  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

Students in this program may select either the Heating, Air Conditioning and
Refrigeration specialty (HVAC/R) or the Building Maintenance specialty.  HVAC/R
technicians work on systems that control temperature, humidity, and air quality
of enclosed spaces.  They are required to design, install, service, and maintain
the various types of equipment used to control human comfort, preservation of
food products, critical medical supplies, and computer and mechanical processes
in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional environments.  Building
maintenance technicians must have most of these same skills in addition to being
able to maintain the aesthetic and structural integrity of buildings.  They may
also be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of mechanical, plumbing, and
electrical equipment, as well as grounds-keeping.  They should be versatile
enough to do routine painting, drywall, plastering, woodworking, pool
maintenance, as well as some custodial work.  Both of the above technicians must
have a strong mechanical aptitude, be self-motivated, willing to accept
challenges, and have a structured approach to problem solving.  They should also
have good communication skills, the ability to work well with others, and
understand all aspects of the construction trade.  Employment opportunities vary
with each specialty.
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a mathematics
competency requirement. To fulfill the mathematics competency requirement,
students may need to complete specific course work in mathematics.  See the
General Education Core Requirements section for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.

Contact the Construction and Maintenance Technologies Department, Gannon
Vocational-Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  39 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
HVAC 100    Fundamentals of HVAC                                             3
HVAC 105    Sheet Metal Fabrication/Instal                                   2
HVAC 110    Applied Electricity I                                            2
HVAC 111    Applied Electricity II                                           2
HVAC 120    Heating I                                                        4
HVAC 130    Air Conditioning I                                               4
HVAC 211    Schematics                                                       3
HVAC 220    Heating II                                                       4
HVAC 221    Introduction to Hydronics                                        3
HVAC 230    Air Conditioning II                                              4
HVAC 240    Refrigeration I                                                  4
HVAC 241    Refrigeration II                                                 4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                 TOTAL:  32 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the GENERAL EDUCATION section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Specialty (Choose one subchoice)                        20 Credits
Subchoice 2A: HVAC/R Technician
BLDT 103    Structural Blueprint Reading                                     4
BLDT 121    Residential Framing                                              4
HVAC 201    Mechanical Code                                                  4
HVAC 231    Heat Pump                                                        3
HVAC 250    Pneumatic Control                                                3
HVAC 251    Fund of Direct Digital Control                                   2
Subchoice 2B: Building Maintenance Technician
BLDT 101    Basic Woodworking (See Note 1)                                   2
BLDT 121    Residential Framing                                              4
BLDT 126    Interior Carpentry                                               4
BLDT 132    General Home Maintenance                                         2
ELTE 112    Basic Wiring Installation (See Note 2)                           2
HORT 105    Pest/Problem Ornamental Plants                                   3
LAND 133    Home Landscape Maintenance                                       3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

1.    Students who have experience in woodworking may be able to take an
      individual project lab course (BLDR 110 or BLDR 112) in place of BLDT 101.
2.    Students who have taken HVAC 110 - Applied Electricity I will be able to
      waive the prerequisite to ELTE 112 by contacting an advisor in the
      Architecture and Land Planning Department for approval.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
HVAC 100          HVAC 111          HVAC 220          HVAC 221
HVAC 105          HVAC 120          HVAC 230          HVAC 241
HVAC 110          HVAC 130          HVAC 240          Lim. Ch. 1
Lim. Ch. 1        HVAC 211          Lim. Ch. 1        Lim. Ch. 2
Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 1        Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 2
Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 2        Lim. Ch. 2