Clinton Gray, Department Chair
Email address: GrayCJ@alfredstate.edu
The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning program will prepare you for this growing field with courses on all phases of residential and commercial installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. It includes forced air, hot water and steam heating, gas and oil burner systems, along with hands-on air conditioning and heat pump technology.
The plumbing aspect of the program provides instruction in the basic skills required by the plumber in the construction of residential housing and commercial buildings. The program ranges from the installation of waste and sewage lines to the installation of potable water lines and plumbing fixtures.
Alfred State heating, ventilation, and air conditioning graduates may enter directly into the construction supervision BTech or technology management BBA degree program. Graduates who have credit for freshman composition, statistics, literature, history, and speech may complete the baccalaureate program in two additional years; others may complete the program in two-and-one-half years.
Employment and continuing education rate of 81 percent – 81 percent are employed.
A list of required tools, equipment, PPE, etc. for all of the programs mentioned above can be found at http://www.alfredstate.edu/tool-lists.
A tier 1 laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
Recommended: Algebra and Geometry
Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at email@example.com or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.
Applicants in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning program must meet the following physical requirements:
TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|BLCT||3413||Bluprint Readng-Bldg Construct||3|
|BLCT||3423||Pipe Fitting - Math Estimating||3|
|BLCT||3433||Cop Pipe & Tub, Water Sys Des||3|
|BLCT||3443||Drainage Systems & Piping||3|
|BLCT||3453||Plumb Trade History & Safety||3|
|BLCT||3463||Watr Heatrs-Plumb Fix Inst/Rpr||3|
|BLCT||4143||Basic House Wiring-Forced Air||3|
|BLCT||4153||Sheet Metal Fabrication||3|
|BLCT||4163||Mid & Hi Effy Furn-Alt Warm Ar||3|
|BLCT||4173||Sheet Mtl Air Dist Systm &Vent||3|
|BLCT||4183||Sheet Metal Trade Safety||3|
|BLCT||3473||Heating Fuels-Comb Theo&Troubl||3|
|BLCT||3493||Forced Air Furnace Controls||3|
|BLCT||3503||Hydro Comp, Circu Pump&Ht Emit||3|
|BLCT||3513||Hydronic Controls and Motors||3|
|BLCT||3523||Hydronic Funda & Heat Sources||3|
|BLCT||3533||Hydronic Piping Systems||3|
|BLCT||4203||Air Cond Components & Install||3|
|BLCT||4213||Air Conditioning Fundamentals||3|
|BLCT||4223||Air Cond Perf & Trou & Ht Pump||3|
|BLCT||4233||Heat Loss & Heat Gain||3|
|BLCT||4243||Refrigeration Handling Cert||3|
|BLCT||4253||Residential Duct System Design||3|
A student must successfully complete all courses in the prescribed four-semester program and earn a minimum cumulative index of 2.0, which is equivalent to a “C” average.