Heating and Air Conditioning
Heating and Air Conditioning
Subject Area: Construction Technology
Minimum Credits: 43.5
Join us on Wednesday April 19 from 3-6 p.m. at the Peosta campus for the Heating and Air Conditioning Open House!
The Heating and Air Conditioning program prepares students to install, maintain and operate heating and air conditioning equipment. Students will gain theoretical knowledge of operations by learning how to install, diagnose, and repair electric and gas-fired furnaces, motors, compressors and evaporators, as well as following blueprints and design specifications. As part of the program, students will complete a 10-hour OSHA course.
- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
Fall Course Title Credits HCR:122 Gas Furnaces 5.0 HCR:403 Basic Electricity 4.0 HCR:515 Sheet Metal Fabrication 3.0 SDV:179 The College Experience 3.0 WEL:330 Welding Fundamentals 1.0 Spring Course Title Credits COM:723 Workplace Communications 3.0 HCR:108 Heating and Air Conditioning Trade Codes 2.0 HCR:124 Hydronic Heat 1.0 HCR:202 Intro to Cooling 3.0 HCR:204 Principles of Air Conditioning 4.0 HCR:506 Air Distribution 3.0 Summer Course Title Credits HCR:128 Principles of Electric Heat 2.0 HCR:141 Principles of Heat Pumps 3.0 HCR:815 Air Purification and Humidity 2.0 HCR:941 Practicum 1.5 MAT:772 Applied Math 3.0
Prior to the completion of Term 1, students are required to provide their program faculty with a copy of their First Aid/CPR certificate.
During term 1, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online. This needs to be completed prior to the start of the spring semester, and a copy of the card needs to be presented to the instructor to continue in the program.
Communication Electives: COM:723, ENG:105
Math Electives: MAT:102, MAT:744, MAT:772, MAT:773, transfer-level MAT
Certification/Licensure: The EPA Freon Certification Test will be given if you seek to become certified in handling and purchasing freon.
With an annual income range of $32,307 - $48,564 and a projected growth of 6.0%, the career outlook for Heating and Air Conditioning graduates is growing.
Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses. Growth rate based on projections from 2017-2021.
Future Ready Iowa is an initiative led by the governor to build Iowa’s talent pipeline by meeting the goal of 70 percent of all Iowans to have a two- or four-year college degree, industry recognized certificate or other credential that meets employer need by 2025. Northeast Iowa Community College has the programs necessary to meet this goal.
Employers of NICC Alumni
All Seasons Heating & Cooling, Dubuque, IA
Don & Walt, Manchester, IA
Eastern Iowa Mechanical, Epworth, IA
Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA
Fitzgerald Mechanical Services, Dyersville, IA
Gabrielson's Climate Solutions, Davenport, IA
Geisler Brothers Company, Dubuque, IA
Giese, Dubuque, IA
Leach Heating and Cooling, LaMotte, IA
Molo Heating & Cooling, Dubuque, IA
Schuster Heating & Pump, Peosta, IA
Service One, Dubuque, IA
Sample Job Titles
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Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240
Heating and Air Conditioning Instructor
800.728.7367, ext. 250