Building Trades Technology Degree, HVAC Area of Concentration

Associate of Applied Science
Instructor and students in HVAC class

If you're interested in becoming an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician, or if you're a current building and construction professional looking to advance your essential HVAC skills, our HVAC program will provide the training, skills, and knowledge you need. 

You'll receive a comprehensive mixture of academic and practical training. Coursework is laboratory intensive complemented with additional classroom studies. In order to receive the AAS degree, you must pass the EPA 608 Certification Exam and at least one Industry Competency Exam (ICE). 

Montgomery College is a member of the Registered Apprenticeship-College Consortium, a network of colleges and registered apprentice programs.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Define and explain the basic principles and techniques of residential construction.
  • Apply relevant construction skills in a particular trade area.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer.

Transfer Opportunities

MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. See all transfer agreements.

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Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence: Building Trades Technology - HVAC

A suggested course sequence for Building Trades Technology - HVAC majors follows.

All students should review the advising guide and consult an advisor. Most courses have either assessment levels that must be met or prerequisites (courses that must be taken first). Part-time students and those who need to meet assessment levels or take prerequisite courses will take longer to complete a degree. An advisor will help make sure you are taking your courses in the right order.

All degree-seeking students must take a central group of General Education courses in English, mathematics, arts, behavioral and social sciences, humanities, and science. These courses are included in the suggested course sequence below.

Suggested Course Sequence


All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

First Semester


Second Semester


  • BLDG 174 - HVAC Technician Development  2 semester hours
  • English foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
  • Program elective 3 semester hours
  • EPA 608 Certification Exam

Third Semester


Fourth Semester


  • BLDG 275 - Residential HVAC System Design  2 semester hours
  • Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural sciences distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)
  • General education elective 3 semester hours (GEEL)
  • Program elective 3 semester hours
  • Industry Competency Exam 0 semester hours

* ENGL 101/ ENGL 101A if needed for ENGL 102/ENGL 103, or elective.

† Select from ARCH 103 , ARCH 183 , BLDG 140, BLDG 150, BLDG 160, BLDG 182, BLDG 184, BLDG 186, BLDG 188, BLDG 200 (1-3 credits,) BLDG 230, BLDG 250, BLDG 252, BLDG 256, BSAD 101, CMGT 100, CMGT 135, CMGT 280, SPAN 101.

 


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