Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology
This Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors and theory of refrigeration are included. Advanced work in commercial HVAC includes reach-in and walk-in units found in stores, dairies, and markets. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning, temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning, installation and troubleshooting of equipment. Students are required to provide their own basic tools.
To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.
Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:
- Successfully complete the admission requirements.
- Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program
International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:
For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:
- a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
- a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
- ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
- 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
- ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.
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- Basic Refrigeration
- HVACR Electricity I
- EPA Certification
- HVAC/R Blueprint Reading
- Applied Mathematics I
- Applied Mathematics II
- Technical Mathematics I
- HVACR Electricity II
- Heating I Residential Appliances
- Refrigeration II Commercial Appliances
- HVAC/R Load Calculation
- Economics for Business and Industry or Social Science Elective
- Air Conditioning Split-Systems
- Technical Composition I
- English Composition I
- Air Movement and Ventilation
- Critical Thinking or Humanitities or Fine Art
- Technical Elective
- Sheet Metal Fabricatio
- A/C III Installation and Service
- Communication Skills
- Fundamentals of Speech
- Business and Professional Speaking
- Dynamics of Small Group Discussion
- Interviewing Practices
- Technical Elective
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.
Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):
- In-district: $125.00
- Out-of-district: $322.00
- Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00
For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.
Degree: Associate in Applied Science, HVAC/R Engineering Technology
HVAC technicians work on both residential and commercial systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for these specialists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.
About this institute
College of Lake County
The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...
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