• West Hills Center Programs

    Classes for this program are held at the West Hills Center and the Energy Innovation Center, the North Campus,
    affiliated Centers, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071 and 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

  • Heating and Air Conditioning (312.3)


    Also see Heating and Air Conditioning (313.3).

     This program is intended for students to study, in a hands-on environment, the installation, service and maintenance of Heating and Air Conditioning (HAC) equipment. The seven courses in HAC teach the fundamental concepts of electricity, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning, plus installation and preventive maintenance and EPA certification preparation. Special attention is given to the integration of green technologies. This program is held at the CCAC West Hills Center.

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Apply the skills for employment as a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic, refrigeration mechanic or as a repairer's assistant.
    2. Install an air conditioner and furnace.
    3. Maintain a furnace and air conditioner.
    4. Identify and troubleshoot the components of furnaces.
    5. Identify and troubleshoot the components of air conditioners.
    6. Identify and troubleshoot the components of commercial refrigeration systems.
    7. Apply green building concepts.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    HAC-101Basic Electrical Wiring5
    HAC-120Acquiring & Using HVAC Technical Documentation1
    HAC-201Heating Systems5
    HAC-202Air Conditioning Systems5
    MMT-130 Job Safety & First Aid1
    Total Credits: 17

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    HAC-102Refrigeration Systems5
    HAC-107EPA Refrigerant Certification Preparation1
    HAC-224 HVAC Installation3
    HAC-225Planned Maintenance3
    WLD-221 Brazing and Welding3
    Total Credits: 15
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 32