Extended Hours August 19 – 30, 2019

The following offices, located in Hawkeye Center, will have extended hours: Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Testing*.

Monday–Thursday 7:30am–6:00pm
Friday 7:30am–4:30pm

* The Testing office will open at 8:00am Monday–Friday, August 19–23.

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

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

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 $32,600 $50,600 $59,600

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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

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 successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
ACT ACCUPLACER COMPASS ACCUPLACER Next Generation
16 Reading 58 Reading 69 Reading 239 Reading
13 English 42 Sentence Skills 20 Writing 229 Writing
14 Math 40 Arithmetic 24 Pre-Algebra 240 Arithmetic
241 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
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 Cindi Clark Email me 319-296-4021 Black Hawk Hall 101
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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