2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]
Apprenticeship Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration (HVAC): AAS (CTE)
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
Academic and Career Advising
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.
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.
Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.
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