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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Apprenticeship Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration (HVAC): AAS (CTE)


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Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Division of Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 274
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4066
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.

Program Description
The HVAC program is designed for training in both installation and service work. Apprentices in the HVAC program have the opportunity to learn techniques required to install new equipment as well as skills and knowledge to repair and troubleshoot existing equipment. The program is designed with related theory and hands-on application for maximum benefit for the student. This is a four-year program requiring 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training as well as 576 minimum hours of related instruction. Most sponsors of this program are also registering with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training for certification.

Certifications that students will be eligible to test for upon completion of the program include: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Rocky Mountain Gas Association (RMGA), Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST), Hydronics, and ICE. Students will be eligible to sit for North American Technical Excellence (NATE) and other national HVAC certification exams.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs. Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program. The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs. For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.

Career Opportunities
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who earn an AAS degree in Apprenticeship Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree.

Program Entry Requirements
All entering students must demonstrate competence for placement into MATH 1010  by scoring a minimum of 40 on the algebra portion of the mathematics College Placement Test, or provide a transcript showing a grade of C or higher in MATH 0980  , or must enroll in HVAC 1470  math course prior to enrollment in HVAC core courses.

For information on getting started, please visit http://www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions/index.aspx

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester: http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-and-fees.aspx

Note: Apprenticeship programs are not eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion
Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts: (1) on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft; (2) classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge.
2 - Communicate Effectively.
3 - Develop quantitative literacies.
4 - Think critically and creatively.
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
7 - Develop computer and information literacy.
1. Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of carpentry as well as advanced training as work experience is added. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2. Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills. 2, 3, 4, 5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


  • Any approved CM course

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


  • Any approved HR course

Distribution Areas: (9 Credits)


Choose three credits from three of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Note:


HVAC students may still be short credit hours after having completed the major course requirements and general education requirements. If so, additional credit hours from one of the distribution areas will be necessary to meet the 63 credit hour minimum for the AAS degree.

Sample Schedule*


Summer Semester


Students should complete the following course to begin the program in the Fall:

(If CPT score not adequate; required for AAS degree)

Total: 0-5


Total: 5


Spring Semester


Total: 5


Total: 6


Total: 5


Spring Semester


Total: 5


Summer Semester*


  • HR 2-3
  • Distribution 3

Total: 5-6


Total: 5


Spring Semester


Total: 5


Summer Semester*


Distribution 6

Total: 6


Total: 5


Spring Semester


Total: 5


Advising Notes:


The classes listed are sequential and are to be taken in order. The courses are only offered once each year with odd number courses in the fall semester and even numbered courses in the spring semester. The math prerequisite does not fulfill any of the apprenticeship hours required. A student must pass each class with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level. All major HVAC course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship core curriculum.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Apprenticeship Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters or the year following completion of all the Apprenticeship core courses.

Additional Program Note:


A Certificate in Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration (HVAC) is also available. For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, CT 274, (801) 957-4066.

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