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Heating and Air Conditioning

Courses

Core Courses

  • Introduction to HVACR
  • Residential Forced Air Heating Systems
  • HVACR Systems II and III
  • Applied Practices I, II, and III
  • Applied Electricity for HVACR
  • Boiler Fundamentals
  • Controls for HVACR
  • Operation Strategies
  • Hydronic Heating Systems
  • HVAC App Controls with Automated Systems
  • HVACR Field Experience I and II

Program Details

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 48
Program Start: Fall

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Careers

Positions

Graduates have a variety of career options including working for dealers, distributors, and commercial business as service technicians and installers.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers $32,800 $49,500 $57,900

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Gainful Employment

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Aire Serv Waterloo, IA
Bergen Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Waterloo, IA
Dalton Plumbing and Heating Cedar Falls, IA
Mike Fereday Heating & Air Conditioning Waterloo, IA
Independence Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Independence, IA
Jim Hundley Heating, Air Conditioning, & Plumbing Janesville, IA
Plumb Tech, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Young Plumbing & Heating Co. Waterloo, IA

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Admissions Requirements

STEP #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Heating and Air Conditioning program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

STEP #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Heating and Air Conditioning program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the diploma.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score of the ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS assessment or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ASSET Success Course
Math 14 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 38 Numerical MAT-045 Fundamentals of Math
English/Writing 16 64 Sentence Skills 41 35 ENG-060 College Preparatory Writing I
Reading 16 58 69 34 RDG-039 College Preparatory Reading II

STEP #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Aaron Winberg Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1205 Bremer Hall 161D
Administrative Assistant Kendra Wyatt Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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