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Building Maintenance- Air Conditioning and Heating

The Building Maintenance — Air Conditioning and Heating (HVAC), and Refrigeration program is structured to provide the skills, knowledge, and techniques necessary for employment as an entry level technician in the refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, electrical, and facility maintenance industry. PCTI’s comprehensive program of theory combined with extensive “hands-on” training, both in the classroom and in the lab, impress upon students the importance of accepting individual responsibility for the proper diagnosis and repair of various systems. PCTI graduates will have the technical skills for an entry-level position as a maintenance technician, electrical technician, or in installation and service of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Other career options include maintaining and monitoring major installations in hospitals, large offices and industrial buildings, or manufacturing HVAC equipment as a field technician or troubleshooter. Many graduates at PCTI will complete the program to pursue self-employment as an HVAC Contractor.

Objective: To provide specialized occupational training in a course offering in air conditioning and heating as it applies to building maintenance. Students will learn how to troubleshoot problems, install equipment, service equipment, and apply electrical principles to building maintenance air conditioning and heating equipment.

Occupations: Building Maintenance Specialist, Building Maintenance Mechanic, Air Conditioning and Heating Specialist, Equipment Serviceman, Apartment Maintenance Mechanic, Electrician, Electrical Technician, Steam Fitter, HVAC Specialist in commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, apartment complexes, and engineering and air conditioning companies.

Prerequisites: High School Diploma, or GED, or equivalent of a high school diploma from a home school.

Fundamentals of HVAC BDM700 30 30 3.00
HVACR Science BDM701 30 0 2.00
Refrigeration Systems BDM702 30 30 15 3.00
Refrigeration Practices BDM703 60 30 5.00
HVAC Electrical Systems BDM704 60 30 15 5.00
Air Conditioning Systems BDM705 60 30 15 5.00
System Design, Sizing BDM706 60 30 15 5.00
Commercial Environmental Systems BDM707 60 30 15 5.00
Commercial Refrigeration Systems BDM708 60 30 15 5.00
Installation, Maintenance BDM709 60 30 15 5.00
EPA Certification BDM710 90 0 30 6.00
Heating and Heat Pump Systems BDM711 30 0   3.00
Career Counseling CAR500 30 0 2 2.00
660 300 137 54

Total Credit Hours: 54

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